ATA to auction safety trucks at annual conference


The FH540 Globetrotter XL safety truck and a new Volvo FH540 to be auctioned off in Darwin

ATA to auction safety trucks at annual conference
ATA's Safety Truck is up for auction.

 

Australian Trucking Association’s (ATA) Trucking Australia Auction just got even bigger and better, with a second prime mover thrown into the mix.

It isn’t just any truck either, it’s the much-loved Volvo ATA Safety Truck expertly piloted by Safety Truck Advocate Glen Schmidtke and TruckSafe GM Justin Fleming. 

The ATA announced the auction catalogue this week, but thanks to the generosity of Foundation Sponsor Volvo Trucks, the Association was able to expand the auction to include the FH540 Globetrotter XL Safety Truck.

ATA CEO Ben Maguire confirms it’s the first time that Trucking Australia delegates will be able to bid on more than one prime mover.

"As part of its sponsorship of the ATA, Volvo Trucks provides us with the prime mover for the Volvo ATA Safety Truck," Maguire says.

"The current prime mover is the third we have operated since 2008, and Volvo Trucks has kindly agreed that we can auction it to support our road safety and other advocacy work.

"Volvo Trucks will replace the prime mover later this year, so we can continue spreading our important safety message into the future.

"The Volvo ATA Safety Truck prime mover to be auctioned is three years old and has travelled 154,000 kilometres.

"In that time, it’s seen every state and territory of Australia and has taught more than 40,000 people vital road safety information.

"I would encourage anyone who’s interested to check the truck out on the Trucking Australia 2017 auction website, and then come to the event and be a part of the action.

"I can report that the ATA kept me away from the wheel," Maguire jokes.

The other truck being auctioned off is a new Volvo FH540 with some exciting extras including NTI insurance and a $2,000 BP fuel voucher.

A range of other items will be auctioned off on the night, including:

  • Volvo FH540 Euro 5 Prime Mover + NTI insurance + BP $2000 fuel voucher
  • Volvo ATA Safety Truck Prime Mover
  • CIMC AU20 Series  "The Ultimate Aceliner" – R/BD Flat Deck curtainsider – High Aperture (2.8m)
  • B-Double tyre set from Bridgestone
  • Thermo King SLXi -400 30 fridge unit custom painted
  • Thermo King S-600 fridge unit
  • Map of Australia Honour Board

The auction night dinner will take place on 21 June 2017 and is included in the full delegate registration for Trucking Australia 2017, which will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre.

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