QFleet Journey October 2006
Keeping you informed
General Manager's Fleet update ......................................... 4
about progress at QFleet
and in the motor industry message ............................................... 2 Queensland E10 outlets ....................... 5
Level 3 water restrictions ...................... 2 Driving tips ........................................... 7
Vehicle selection ................................. 3 Auction schedule .................................. 8
Mobile phones: a non-silent killer
on our roads! ........................................ 4
New Fleetscape online
ordering system goes live
The Fleetscape Vehicle Selection online to complete the second phase of the roll out by
ordering system has now been officially the end of December.
launched to QFleet clients and is being well
According to QFleet Fleet Manager, Felicity
received. Fleetscape allows the user to select
Hawthorne, the roll out of Fleetscape has been
vehicles online as well as compare the costs
a step forward in providing agencies with a
of different makes and models of vehicles
tool to efficiently control their fleet selections.
to enable them to make the most informed
decision for their fleet. The system covers “Savings for whole-of-Government will result
both passenger and commercial vehicles. from selecting the best value for money
vehicles offered by Fleetscape,” Felicity said.
A key benefit
for whole-of- Fleetscape’s Vehicle Selection online ordering
Government system design and functionality is based
and agencies is on extensive consultation with clients
the embedding undertaken by the whole-of-Government Fleet
of Fleet Policy Management Review team. The system has
and the capacity been built with whole-of-Government input
of Fleetscape and is designed to be used by clients across
to ensure whole-of-Government.
To enhance the system’s capability, QFleet
will continue consulting with clients to take
their feedback on board. Enhancements
Fleetscape are progressively identified and prioritised
is being on a whole-of-Government basis and are
Vincent Dobbelaar and Brett Burgoyne, QFleet, using Fleetscape incorporated into regular system releases.
Vehicle Selection online ordering system.
to clients in
Sandy McWilliam from Queensland Health is
one of the clients now using the live system.
the first of which is well under way. Many
agencies are now connected to Fleetscape “I have found the initial introduction phase of
and have appointed at least one Policy Fleetscape to be user friendly, with a greater
Manager, Ordering Officer and Authorising emphasis on quality control from the District’s
Officer in each agency. In September further perspective and look forward to the future
concentrated formal training and connection upgrades in establishing Fleetscape to its full
for agencies in the South-East corner and potential,” Sandy said.
regional centres will occur with the aim of
having all agencies connected.
For information on training or any other
The second phase of the Fleetscape roll out Fleetscape enquiries, please contact your
plan connects all agencies at all levels, from representative listed in the bottom bar of
Regions to Districts, to the system. QFleet aims this newsletter.
QFleet working in partnership with you
2 QFleet Journey
QFleet General Manager, Fiona Wright
QFleet welcomes Fiona Wright who has joined the team as In addition, the Fleetscape Vehicle Selection system is
General Manager. Fiona has been with the Queensland complementing this range of vehicles by providing clients
Government for 7 years. Prior to that, she spent many with the information to enable more informed decisions
years in the private sector working across a number of regarding their vehicle’s whole of life costs. The Fleetscape
industries. Fiona brings a wealth of experience and system is currently being released to agencies across
knowledge to the QFleet team. Queensland and I encourage all clients to utilise the system
for their quoting and vehicle ordering needs.
I am excited to be on board and part of QFleet. I’m looking
forward to leading QFleet through the continuing challenges QFleet is also strengthening its position in relation to
facing the fleet leasing industry and delivering the best fleet driver safety and we have included in this edition some
management outcomes for the Queensland Government. information which will benefit drivers both in QFleet
vehicles and in their own personal vehicles. In particular,
I am well aware the fleet industry in Australia is rapidly
despite increased awareness and penalties, the statistics
changing and facing various challenges. These include
relating to use of mobile phones whilst driving is still
issues such as the increasing fuel prices, realignments in
shocking. We have included a number of simple steps to
the mix of new vehicle purchases including a move away
avoid risk which may just save your life.
from larger vehicles and the decline in sales prices for used
vehicles. This edition of Journey highlights some of the Finally, we are also pleased to include all the E10 outlets
ways QFleet is adapting to these industry changes. available to QFleet clients. Of the petrol vehicles in our
fleet, more than 98% of our vehicles are compliant with
QFleet is also offering clients a larger selection of fuel
E10 so please note your nearest outlet and fuel up with E10
efficient vehicles and has recently expanded its range of
light compact vehicles, including the Toyota Yaris, Holden
Barina, Ford Festiva and Hyundai Getz. I look forward to being a part of and leading QFleet as we
continue to deliver whole-of-Government fleet management
As well as these fuel efficient four cylinder vehicles,
expertise, solutions and value.
QFleet offers environmentally sound alternatives to
conventional petrol models with the new range of LPG
passenger and light commercial vehicles as well the
petrol/electric hybrid vehicles
Level 3 water restrictions
New approach to washing Government vehicles in South Alternatively, vehicles may be taken to a commercial car
East Queensland wash to be cleaned.
Use of mains-supplied potable water for watering, washing In June 2006 the Queensland Government published a
buildings and vehicles in South East Queensland is severely Fact Sheet: “How Level 3 Water Restrictions in South East
restricted under Level 3 Restrictions. Queensland affect Government Facilities”. The fact sheet
is designed to help facilities managers and others in the
The restrictions apply to all Government employees who
Queensland Government understand the impact of Level 3
use mains-supplied potable water for purposes other than
Water Restrictions in South East Queensland.
consumption, including washing vehicles. Vehicle washing
is therefore only permitted using a high-pressure water The fact sheet PDF can be downloaded from the DPW
cleaning unit with a trigger nozzle or by bucket. website at: www.build.qld.gov.au/specialprojects/water_
Contacting QFleet Head Office
Level 16, Mineral House
Senior Fleet Consultants
Maxine Heath Andrew Wills
Tim Cody Senior Account Manager
QFleet 41 George Street
Telephone 07 3224 6176
Facsimile 07 3227 8216
Telephone 07 3225 2699
Facsimile 07 3227 8216
Telephone 07 3224 4418
GPO Box 293 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Brisbane Queensland 4001
Telephone 07 3224 4292
Facsimile 07 3224 6242
QFleet Journey 3
Vehicle selection - if you can’t go
smaller, go greener
In response to environmental concerns, many QFleet
client agencies have reviewed their vehicle selection and
replacement policies and become part of the progressive
shift from six to four cylinder vehicles.
Today’s four cylinder vehicles are more comfortable,
responsive and safer than ever, and can easily meet most
of the needs of a modern public sector passenger vehicle
There will, of course, be some work applications where a
six cylinder passenger vehicle is the best fit-for-purpose
Fortunately, green-minded agencies can lease a
six cylinder sedan, wagon or Ute and still achieve E-Gas Falcon
some reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. If it is
impracticable to change to a smaller vehicle or engine,
another option is to use a different fuel – one with the is performance and handling virtually indistinguishable
potential to produce fewer harmful emissions than petrol. from the petrol version.
A widely available alternative to petrol is Liquefied Beyond the environmental benefits, LPG delivers savings
Petroleum Gas (LPG). LPG burns cleaner and has lower in fuel cost compared with petrol, estimated by Ford to be
emissions per litre of fuel consumed but fuel consumption as much as 47%. Clients can compare the indicative fuel
is greater for LPG than for petrol. costs of the E-Gas and petrol models using Ford’s online
Cost Saving Calculator at www.ford.com.au/landing/egas/
Compared with their petrol equivalents, LPG vehicles
produce fewer greenhouse gases, particulates and toxic
emissions and have lower ozone forming potential. These QFleet vehicles can be refuelled at BP Autogas outlets
benefits are even more marked in the case of cold starts using the BP fuel card. LPG outlets can be easily found
and very short journeys (e.g. CBD trips). by using BP’s online Service Station Locator at www.
Manufactures such as Ford, Holden, Mitsubishi and
Toyota have introduced LPG engine options for some of There are some variations in specification between LPG
their popular passenger and light commercial models with and petrol Falcons. For example, Ford’s Traction Control
varying approaches. Some LPG engines are designed to System, usually standard on sedans and wagons, is not
run on gas only while others are dual fuel, where drivers available when the E-Gas engine is fitted.
can alternate between LPG and petrol.
More information about the E-Gas engine can be
Current offerings also include factory-fitted LPG systems, found on Ford Australia’s website at http://www.ford.
factory-approved LPG systems and LPG compatible com.au/landing/egas, and technical specifications can
systems. be found at http://www.ford.com.au/landing/egas/
For example, Ford offers a factory-fitted, dedicated LPG
engine in its E-Gas range: In environmental terms, four cylinder vehicles remain
significantly more efficient than larger vehicles fuelled
■ Falcon XT and Futura sedan and wagon
by either petrol or LPG. However, when there is a
■ Fairmont demonstrable need for a six cylinder vehicle, LPG models
■ Falcon XL, XLS and RTV Ute (Styleside Box/Cab are the smart choice and have tangible environmental
Chassis). advantages over their petrol equivalents.
The 156kW E-Gas engine, management system and
instrumentation have been specifically designed and For information about E-Gas Falcon lease rates and
engineered to maximise the benefits of LPG. The result delivery times contact your QFleet Fleet Consultant.
Patrick Smith Fleet Consultant Ellen Kear Fleet Administrator Peter Cox Senior Account Manager Shannon Townsley Fleet Consultant Tanya Owens Fleet Consultant
Telephone 07 3227 8342 Telephone 07 3225 8208 Telephone 07 3225 8136 Telephone 07 3225 8114 Telephone 07 3225 8584
Facsimile 07 3227 8216 Facsimile 07 3227 8216 firstname.lastname@example.org Facsimile 07 3227 8216 Facsimile 07 3227 8216
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mobile phones: a non-silent killer
on our roads!
A recent test case in Victoria found a man responsible for mobile phone (regardless of whether it is hand-held or
killing two passengers after he crashed his vehicle while hands-free kit) can increase your risk of being involved
using a hand-held mobile phone. in a crash by four times. This is similar to drink driving!
All drivers need to be aware of the risks they face every
time they use a phone while driving. Reduce your risk!
While the law allows you to use a hands-free mobile
while driving, it is always best to reduce risks as much as
Why? you can when driving. There are many simple things you
We have all experienced how distracting it is trying
can do including:
to talk on the phone while concentrating on the road,
particularly if the conversation is just one of many ■ Pull over to take a call when it is safe to do so
distractions such as child passengers, traffic conditions or ■ Only use a hands-free as a last resort
feeling tired or stressed.
■ Arrange to ring callers back when you are not driving
Chad Brooks is a PhD researcher at QUT’s Centre for ■ Make sure the other caller knows you are driving
Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland
■ Make sure your co-workers, supervisor and even your
(CARRS-Q). His research is looking at the effect of
family know when you will be driving. Ask them to
multiple distractions to driving and will lead to the
leave a message so you can return their call ASAP.
development of software to manage interruptions from
in-vehicle devices. Remember - you can be fined $225 and lose three
demerit points if you use a hand held mobile phone
Chad said, “Current research suggests distractions from whilst driving - even if you are stopped at traffic lights.
multiple sources can lead to significant impairment.
Even just speaking on a mobile phone can greatly Sources and References
reduce the ability of a driver to notice, or even react to, 1Redelmeier, R.J., & Tibshirani, D.A. (1997) Association
obstacles and events.” between cellular-telephone calls and motor vehicle collisions.
While hands-free mobile phone kits are safer than hand- The New England Journal of Medicine, 336, 453-458.
held phones, some research suggests using a hands-free ABC (http://www.abc.net.au/)
mobile may still cause significant distraction from the Queensland Transport (http://www.transport.qld.gov.au/)
Vic Roads (http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/)
road. For example, US research1 suggests talking on a
Client requests to access data prior 1 July 2002
QFleet’s core Fleet Management System is undergoing
data archiving to improve the system’s performance.
Data on all vehicle assets and associated transactions sold
prior to 1 July 2002 has been archived.
To request vehicle information prior to 1 July 2002, clients
will need to address their reasoning and need for the data
in a letter to QFleet.
All letters should be addressed to the Senior Fleet
Consultant, QFleet, GPO Box 293, Brisbane 4001.
For more information, please contact your Fleet
Consultant. Contact details are listed along the
bottom of this newsletter.
Contacting Cluster 3
Mary-ann Micallef Senior Account Manager Perry Landamore Fleet Consultant Brett Burgoyne Fleet Administrator
Peter Cox Senior Account Manager
QFleet Telephone 07 3225 2693
Telephone 07 3224 6756
Facsimile 07 3227 8216
Telephone 07 3224 5997
Facsimile 07 3227 8216
Telephone 07 3225 8136
QFleet Journey 5
Queensland E10 outlets
Where possible, Queensland ■ Neumann Greenbank, Lot2/8 ■ Freedom Fuels Inala, Cnr Rudd &
Government vehicles are to be fuelled Sheppards Drive, Greenbank Freeman Streets, Inala
with E10 as part of the Government’s ■ Neumann Kooralbyn, Store 9 ■ Freedom Fuels Thornside, Cnr
plan to develop a sustainable ethanol Salisbury Avenue, Kooralbyn Rickertt & Thornside Rds, Thornside
industry in Queensland. ■ Neumann Rocklea, Cnr Ipswich and ■ Freedom Fuels Beenleigh, 52 Logan
Elms Roads, Rocklea River Road, Beenleigh
The Queensland Government fleet is
■ Neumann Beenleigh, 87 Distillery ■ Freedom Fuels Marsden, 502 Browns
to use BP outlets when purchasing
Road, Beenleigh Plains Rd, Marsden
E10 to gain the significant pricing
■ Neumann Robertson, 138 ■ Freedom Fuels Goodna, 114 Brisbane
benefits from this arrangement.
McCullough Street, Robertson Terrace, Goodna
However, where BP has not E10 retail
■ Neumann Wilston, 282 Newmarket ■ Freedom Fuels Grange, Cnr Days
presence an alternative site may be
Road, Newmarket Road and Colston Street, Grange
used as per the list provided.
■ Evolve Mt Warren Park, 40 ■ Freedom Fuels Nudgee, Cnr Nudgee
Brisbane area Rochester Drive, Mt Warren Park & Tufnell Roads, Nudgee
■ QFleet Depot, Colchester St, South
■ South East Queensland Fuels, 61 ■ Freedom Fuels Kuraby, 1319
Ashover Road, Rocklea Beenleigh Road, Kuraby
■ BP Capalaba, Qld Cleveland and
■ Independent Fuel Supplies, 3198 ■ Freedom Fuels Wooloowin, Cnr
Dollery Roads, Capalaba
Moggill Rd, Bellbowrie Shaw Rd & Emma St, Wooloowin
■ BP Express, 237 Brisbane Road,
■ Independent Fuel Supplies, Cnr ■ Freedom Fuels Brendale, Cnr
South Pine and Leitchs Road, Southpine and Kremzow Roads,
■ BP Express Plaza, Cnr Moggill &
Cedarleigh Rds, Kenmore
■ Independent Fuel Supplies, Cnr ■ Freedom Fuels Kedron, 277 Gympie
■ BP Express Virginia, 1830 Sandgate
Whitehill and Cemetary Roads, Road, Kedron
Road, Virginia Raceview ■ Freedom Fuels Brisbane Market,
■ BP Cannon Hill, Cnr Creek and
■ Independent Fuel Supplies, 3 Sherwood Rd, Rocklea
Wynnum Rds, Cannon Hill Telemon Street, Beaudesert ■ Freedom Fuels West Ipswich, Cnr
■ BP Wishart, 528 Newnham Rd,
■ Independent Fuel Supplies, Bruce Brisbane Rd & Tiger Sts, West
Wishart Highway, Burpengary Ipswich
■ BP Eastern Heights, Cnr Robertson
■ Independent Fuel Supplies, Cnr ■ Freedom Fuels Ningi, 1473 Bribie
and Grange Rds, Eastern Heights Zillmere and Newman Roads, Island Road, Bribie Island
■ BP Gliderway, 62 Brisbane Road, Zillmere ■ Freedom Fuels Victoria Point, 216
Ebbw Vale ■ Independent Fuel Supplies, 61 Colburn Avenue, Victoria Point
■ BP Thornlands, Cnr Bloomfield and Ashover Road, Rocklea ■ United, 203-209 Brisbane Road,
South Sts, Thornlands ■ Freedom Fuels Mt Gravatt, 154 Booval
■ BP Stanley Street, 979 Stanley Creek Rd, Mt Gravatt ■ United, 445-459 Chambers Flat
Street, East Brisbane ■ Freedom Fuels Wakerley, Cnr Green Road, Park Ridge
■ BP Tingalpa, Cnr Manly and Camp & Molle Rds, Wakerley ■ United, 2 Woodcrest Way,
Wynnum Roads, Tingalpa ■ Freedom Fuels Seven Hills, Cnr Springfield
■ Neumann Lindum, Cnr Sibley & Oateson Skyline & the Corso, Seven ■ United, 466-486 Johnson Road,
Kianawah Rds, Wynnum West Hills Forestdale
■ Neumann Eagle Farm Depot, 23 ■ Freedom Fuels Acacia Ridge, 281 ■ United. 1780 Sandgate Road,
Theodore Street, Eagle Farm Leoroyd Rd, Acacia Ridge Virginia
■ Neumann Underwood, 3077 Logan ■ Freedom Fuels Willawong, 233 ■ The Valley C Store, 757 Ann Street,
Road, Underwood Sherbrooke Road, Willawong Fortitude Valley
■ Neumann Morningside, Cnr ■ Freedom Fuels Eight Mile Plains, ■ Lawnton C Store, 823 Gympie Road,
Wynumm & Junction Rds, 2494 Logan Rd, Eight Mile Plains Lawnton
Morningside ■ Freedom Fuels Rocklea, 46 ■ Independent Site, 870 Beachmere
■ Neumann Beenleigh, 21 City Road, Sherwood Rd, Rocklea Road, Beachmere
Beenleigh ■ Freedom Fuels Fernvale, Brisbane ■ Narangba C Store, 28 Main Road,
■ Neumann Albion, Cnr Albion and Valley Highway, Fernvale Narangba
McLennan Street, Albion ■ Freedom Fuels Redbank Plains, Cnr
■ Neumann Eagleby, River Hills Road, Kruger St and Henty Drive, Redbank
Patrick Smith Fleet Consultant Ellen Kear Fleet Administrator Vince Dobbelaar Senior Account Manager Shane Ragen Fleet Consultant
Telephone 07 3227 8342 Telephone 07 3222 8208 Telephone 07 3225 2696 Telephone 07 3225 2690
Facsimile 07 3227 8216 Facsimile 07 3227 8216 email@example.com Facsimile 07 3227 8216
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Queensland E10 outlets continued
Sunshine Coast Area ■ Caltex Garden City, 877 Ruthven Mackay Area
■ BP Nambour Depot, Bli Bli Rd, Street, Toowoomba ■ BP Whitsunday, 112 Shute Harbour
Nambour ■ Caltex Superstore, Cnr James Rd, Cannonvale
■ BP Nanango, 3 King Street, Ruthven Sts, Toowoomba ■ BP Shakespeare, 114 Shakespeare St,
Nanango ■ Caltex Taylor Street 383 Taylor Mackay
■ Caltex Gold Nugget Gympie Service Street, Toowoomba ■ BP City Gates, 324 Nebo Rd, Mackay
Station, 5 Bruce Highway, Gympie ■ Caltex Jondaryan, Warrego Highway, ■ BP Oak Street, Oak St Tropical
■ United, 1 Bruce Hway, Gunalda Jondaryan Ave, Andergrove
■ United, 51 Geordie Road, Gympie ■ Independent Fuel Supplies, Warrego ■ BP Proserpine, Bruce Highway,
■ United, 63 Hope Street, Kilcoy
Highway, Dalby Proserpine
■ Kingaroy Fuel Tyre and Mechanical ■ BP Sarina, Broad St, Sarina
■ United, 1816-1818 David Low Way,
Coolum Beach Pty Ltd, 48 Knight Street, Kingaroy ■ BP Macs Truckstop, Bruce Highway,
■ California Farms, Warrego Highway, Mackay
■ Deli Mart, 3 Lyndie Court, Beerwah
Haigslea ■ BP Bedford Road, 166 Bedford Road,
■ Sommers, Witta Road, Maleny
■ Independent Site, Cnr Russell and Andergrove
■ Aussie World, Frizzo Road,
West Streets, Toowoomba Townsville Area
Warwick Area ■ BP Ingham, 66 Townsville Rd,
■ Independent Site, Main Street,
■ BP Koremans, 180 Wood Sreet, Ingham
Warwick ■ BP Garbutt, 2 Bombala St, Garbutt
Gold Coast Area
■ Caltex Truck n Travel, New England
■ Neumann Nerang, Cnr Spencer Road ■ BP Ayr Depot, 48 Lynch St, Ayr
Grenfell St, Nerang ■ Caltex Sunland, Edward and Burke
■ Caltex Stanthorpe, New England
■ Independent Fuel Supplies, 85 St, Ayr
Spencer Road, Nerang ■ Caltex Garbutt, 26-28 Pilkington St,
■ Caltex Goondiwindi Truckstop,
■ Independent Fuel Supplies, Markeri Garbutt
Boundary Rd, Goondiwindi
St Robina Parkway, Robina ■ Caltex Ingham, 25 Herbert St,
■ Caltex St George, 102 Victoria St,
■ Independent Fuel Supplies, 9 Ingham
Tallebudgera Creek Road, West ■ Ampol, 103 Thuringowa Drive,
■ Freedom Fuels Allora, 1 New
England Highway, Allora
■ Independent Fuel Supplies, Cnr Cairns Area
■ Freedom Fuels Goondiwindi,
Nerang Southport Rd Olsen Ave, ■ Caltex Woolworths, 131 Sheridan St,
Ashmore Marshall Street, Goondiwindi
■ Independent Fuel Supplies, New
■ Independent Site, Hope Island, ■ Ampol, 230-238 Sheridan St, Cairns
Broadwater Avenue, Hope Island England Highway, Wallangarra
■ Ampol Reservoir Rd, 31 Reservoir
■ Independent Site, St Clairs, 80/3554
■ BP Logging Creek, Isis Highway,
Main Beach Parade, Main Beach ■ Caltex Portstar, 30-36 Kenny St,
■ Freedom Fuel, Cnr Brisbane Road Cairns
■ BP Bundaberg Depot, 33 Princess St,
and Arundel Drive, Arundel ■ Caltex Mareeba, 70 Byrne St,
■ Freedom Fuel, 1 Eastern Avenue, Mareeba
■ United, Cnr Walker 54 Boundary
Coolangatta ■ Caltex, Bruce Highway, Tully
Street, Bundaberg South
Hervey Bay ■ Caltex, Bruce Highway, Mourilyan
■ United, 53-83 Maryborough-Hervey
■ Caltex (Tom Dooley Smithfield P/L),
■ BP Maryborough, Ferry St,
Bay Rd, Hervey Bay Captain Cook Highway, Cairns
■ United, 422 The Esplanade,
■ Caltex Petroleum Distributor P/L,
■ United, 209-215 Gympie Road,
Hervey Bay Draper Street, Cairns
Toowoomba Area ■ Caltex Petroleum Distributor P/L, Cnr
■ Independent Fuel Supplies, Cnr
■ BP Toowoomba City, Ruthven
Bruce Highway and Quarry Road, Bunda and Kenny Streets, Cairns
James Sts, Toowoomba
Maryborough Regular updates of E10 locations
■ BP East, Cnr Bridge Mary Sts,
Rockhampton Area are available at www.qfleet.qld.gov.
■ BP on Albert, Albert St, South au. Further information relating
■ BP Herries Street, Cnr Herries Neil
Rockhampton to E10 sites and availability can
■ United, 316 Lower Dawson Rd, be obtained through Queensland
■ BP Truckstop, Anzac Street,
Rockhampton South Purchasing. Contact Barbara Clarke
on 07 3224 7320 or
Robert Rollston Fleet Administrator Ann Dodd Invoice Enquiries Senior Account Managers
Telephone 07 3225 2686 Telephone 07 3224 6305 1800 668 283
Facsimile 07 3227 8216 Facsimile 07 3224 5146
QFleet Journey 7
With 13,960 QFleet vehicles on the road, the efficiency
of the Queensland Government motor vehicle fleet is an
important environmental issue.
All drivers of Government vehicles can take steps to
minimise fuel consumption and emissions every time they
get behind the wheel.
Real environmental benefits can be achieved with very
little effort. Following are just some of the ways that
every driver can contribute.
■ Government vehicles must be pooled where possible.
Always book the most fuel efficient vehicle for the job.
A/CEO Greenfleet, Sara Gipton with the Hon Minister for Public
■ Consolidate and co-ordinate out-of-office commitments.
Works and Housing, Mr Robert Schwarten at the Greenfleet forum
■ Avoid peak-hour traffic. and Drive Day in Brisbane
■ Use public transport – see the internet for timetables
and route details. ■ Use the fuel type recommended by the manufacturer*
– do not use Premium Unleaded Petrol unless specified.
■ Use E10 petrol whenever possible.
■ Drive attentively and defensively, not aggressively.
■ Keep tyres inflated to the maximum pressure
■ Operate the vehicle as smoothly as possible, avoiding
recommended for the vehicle and operational
“jack-rabbit” starts, hard acceleration and harsh
■ Check fluid levels regularly*.
■ Be alert to traffic and conditions.
■ Remove external fittings (eg roof racks) when not
■ Ease off the accelerator rather than braking; apply
needed to assist aerodynamic flow.
power gradually to cope with hills; adjust speed, gears
and driving line for curves and corners. ■ Remove any unnecessary payload; every 50 kg can
increase fuel consumption by 2%.
■ Observe speed limits and speed advisory signs.
■ Do not use air conditioning unnecessarily – supplement *Consult the vehicle Owners Manual for guidance on these
with ducted air and lowering window/s*. (At highway issues.
speeds air conditioning is more efficient.)
■ Park in shade to reduce the energy needed to cool the
■ If stopped for more than a few minutes, switch off the If each QFleet vehicle could reduce weekly fuel
engine – you’ll consume less fuel than idling. (The consumption by an average of just one litre, it would
Toyota Prius Hybrid Synergy Drive engine management save more than 34,000 kilograms of carbon dioxide
system does this automatically) (CO2) being released into the atmosphere by the
fleet every week.
Maintenance (Based on fleet composition as ay 22 August 2006
■ Don’t over-run or miss scheduled servicing – it’s and Australian Greenhouse Office CO2 emissions
included in your lease rates. A well maintained vehicle figures of 2.5 kg/litre for petrol and 2.7 kg/litre
will improve environmental performance and safety, for diesel).
and save money.
Maintenance Controllers QFleet Workshop Vehicle Hire Service South Brisbane Service Centre Sue Balakumar Fringe Benefits Tax Officer
1800 061 819 72 Pineapple Street 80 George Street 131 Colchester Street Financial Accountant
Zillmere Qld 4034 Brisbane Qld 4001 South Brisbane Qld 4101 Telephone 07 3224 6473
Telephone 07 3406 6900 Telephone 07 3224 4180 Telephone 07 3405 6857 Facsimile 07 3224 6242
Facsimile 07 3406 6946 Facsimile 07 3224 4012 Facsimile 07 3405 6858
8 QFleet Journey
QFleet auction schedule October 2006
Brisbane Maryborough Townsville
QFleet Workshop Department of Primary Industries Forestry Plant Hire Services Workshop
72 Pineapple Street, Zillmere Qld 4034 Workshops Walker Street, Jurekey Street Cluden Qld 4811
Inspection 8 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday Maryborough Qld 4650 Inspection 9 am to 10 am on auction day
8 am to 2 pm on Saturday Inspection 9 am to 10 am on auction day Auction 10am
Auction Each Friday 8.30am Auction 10am Dates Tuesday 7 November
Dates 4 November Dates Wednesday 25 October Tuesday 5 December
2 December Wednesday 29 November
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