Like any mining or civil construction project, securing compliant commercial vehicles is paramount for the success of any renewable project in Australia. From heavy-duty, tray-back utes and wagons, to trucks and buses, these vehicles serve as the lifeblood of operations, ensuring the safe transportation of crew members, construction equipment and materials.
Continue reading to learn what makes our fleet of commercial vehicles compliant and how they aid in driving the future of renewable energy.
Many prospective wind and solar farm locations in Australia are nestled in areas accessible only via unsealed dirt roads. Site managers should employ a well-thought-out transportation strategy that not only complies with regulations but also considers the often rugged and remote terrain of these projects. Hiring a reliable fleet of specialised commercial vehicles is a great way to start.
The movement of heavy equipment, including wind turbine components and solar panels, poses a significant risk for rollovers and collisions, especially on narrow access roads.
On wind and solar farms, where roll-overs are relatively frequent, the Roll-Over-Protection-System (ROPS) plays a pivotal role by absorbing the energy produced during a roll-over incident. Meticulously designed to integrate with the vehicle’s existing structural safety features seamlessly, this system provides an additional layer of protection and peace of mind.
We can further enhance your vehicle safety and performance by installing an In-Vehicle Monitoring System (IVMS). This system captures essential data like driver identification, vehicle speed and distance travelled, all crucial for monitoring driver behaviour, enhancing operator training, and refining vehicle specifications. Our mechanics can also integrate Securatrak GPS tracking with the IVMS for more tailored functionality.
Commercial vehicles on these renewable projects may encounter uneven ground, steep gradients, and unfavourable weather conditions, increasing the risk of accidents and equipment damage.
With over 25 years of providing Civil and Mine Spec vehicles, FleetCrew has the skill and capacity to prioritise enhanced visibility and safety with a range of equipment. These include but are not limited to:
Maintaining a fleet of specialised commercial vehicles in remote locations can be challenging. FleetCrew’s range of predominantly 4WD Toyota utes, wagons, buses and trucks perform at the highest safety and operational standards. In addition, our highly-skilled mechanics and accessible workshops ensures your FleetCrew vehicle stays in elite working condition, preventing breakdowns and project delays.
We communicate frequently to oversee upcoming scheduled maintenance and promptly address any unforeseen roadblocks. Should servicing or repairs be required during your hire, we will work with you to arrange the most convenient time and location to get it done.
Meeting compliance standards, including vehicle weight limits and road regulations, is crucial to avoid fines and legal issues. When you choose FleetCrew, you can rest assured we stay on top of all industry updates so that your fleet consistently meets all performance, functionality and safety requirements.
Depending on your destination, you might require either a Weed Hygiene Declaration or a Vehicle Hygiene Inspection Report – in some cases you might need both.
Using our on-site washbays, our trained and certified personnel can perform the cleaning necessary to eliminate contamination, inspect, and sign off on these reports. A Weed and Seed Declaration proves compliance with current environmental regulations, saving you from costly legal infringements and most importantly, to help reduce and prevent the spread of declared plant species.
FleetCrew strives to get you on the road quicker, delivering industry-leading services to Australia’s eastern states from five accessible locations throughout Queensland:
Our services extend beyond the standard in-branch pickup; we can also arrange delivery or re-positioning of your 4WD hire fleet throughout Australia’s eastern states. Whether you require them in a specific location or need them relocated for operational efficiency, we’ve got you covered.
Our network and expertise ensure a hassle-free process, allowing you to focus on what matters most to your project while we handle the logistics.