Fleetcare's new phone System
On Friday 11th December, Fleetcare launched a new phone system. With smart phone number identification, our updated system will connect you to the right person faster. In addition, our integrated phone system means no more repeating yourself.
New financial year resolutions to get your business fighting fit
Alfred Lord Tennyson famously observed that in the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love. What a nice contrast to the midst of winter, when most of us are just stressing out over tax returns at the end of the financial year.READ MORE
Australia’s favourite carmaker has a long history
It’s the world’s biggest carmaker and one of the largest companies in the world, but did you know that the roots of the Toyota Motor Corporation stretch way back to 1867 when the forerunner of the business was creating looms for weaving?READ MORE
Petrol, diesel, electric, hydrogen, hybrid, plug-in hybrid – whatever’s next?
Once upon a time motoring was such a straight-forward affair. You filled your car with petrol, the petrol mixed with air and exploded inside a cylinder. This pushed pistons up and down which turned a crankshaft round and round which eventually drove the wheels. Pretty simple really.READ MORE
Lightning fast superbike boasts electrifying performance
It’s got 150kw of power and 228 Nm of torque driving one wheel and will launch you to a top speed of 346 km/h very, very fast, though none of us here at Fleetcare would be mad enough to throw their leg over the Lightning LS-218 motorcycle and take it for a quick blast. READ MORE
Why does the petrol price fluctuate but diesel stays the same?
The petrol price cycle is a fact of Australian motoring life, though it fluctuates markedly from city to city. In Perth the cycle is stuck firmly in a seven day pattern, with a Wednesday trough followed by a Thursday peak. Elsewhere the duration can range from a low of 13 days to a high of 43. In country areas where there’s less competition prices are far more stable. READ MORE
Mel’s Bali holiday is more service than surf
Bali has long been a holiday favourite for young Australians, with the lure of beaches, bars and all-night clubbing proving irresistible, but one young Australian’s next visit to Bali will be all about service, rather than surf.READ MORE
Fleetcare was a driving force behind young Daniel Ricciardo
When Perth’s Daniel Ricciardo lines up on the grid at the next Formula 1 Grand Prix a lot of Australian rev-heads will be cheering him on from their living rooms as he chases his dream of a Formula 1 championship. READ MORE
ANCAP ratings are there to protect you
ANCAP safety ratings may be the last thing on your mind as you eye-off the latest gleaming models on the showroom floor, but when the rubber no longer hits the road and you’re slamming into the back of that truck, it’s way too late to start thinking about your car’s safety.READ MORE
So you’d better start thinking about it before you buy your next car.
2015 Mercedes AMG C63S – a private jet for the road
With its biblical power, sublime handling and remarkably frugal fuel consumption, the Mercedes AMG C63S is part supercar, part sensible four-door sedan. READ MORE
Child safety - How to avoid Forgotten Baby Syndrome
The frightening scenario of being so busy, or so distracted with the stresses of daily life that we could forget we have our children in the car with us has been highlighted several times in the past 12 months. The consequences of leaving our children in cars can be deadly. READ MORE
Launch of Control
In December last year, Fleetcare launched an industry first new fleet management system called Control. The new system allows Fleetcare to manage maintenance jobs more efficiently while also giving Fleetcare customers a greater level of transparency over the work that has been carried out.READ MORE
Tips on what to do this Australia Day
Australia Day established in 1935 is a day where all Aussie’s come together and celebrate in great patriotic style where we come from. To help with your celebrations we have placed together our top event in each state to check out this Australia Day.READ MORE
How to Reduce Driver Distraction
How many of you will admit that you have been distracted behind the wheel? Let’s face it, most of us are definitely guilty of being distracted whilst driving. Read on for tips on how to become a less distracted driver.READ MORE
Shining the light on LEDs
This year LED lights came into the spotlight when Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuki Nakamura won the Nobel Prize for the blue LED light. We take a look into how LED lights are affecting the automotive industry.
Facebook Tips for SMEs
If you're finding Facebook a bit confusing and are not really sure if your business Facebook page is working this weeks article is here to help. In this weeks news post we provide tips on how to boost your business Facebook page.READ MORE
How to prepare your home for bushfire season
If you thought last year’s bushfires were bad, prepare yourself now, as this season is predicted to be even worse. Fire services across the country are gearing up for an “above normal” season with a combination of unfavourable conditions including hot temperatures, low rainfall and severe storms forecast over summer.READ MORE
Breakthrough for child car seats in Australia
If you have ever tried to fit a child’s car seat, you will know firsthand the struggle that many parents face installing complicated child seats fitted using seatbelts. In fact, studies routinely show that at least two out of three seatbelt-style car seats are fitted incorrectly. This is a worrying statistic for any parent.READ MORE
Daniel Ricciardo has his third F1 win this season
The West Australian’s commanding performance in Belgium on August 24 backed up victories in Hungary in July, and his first F1 win at the Canadian Grand Prix in June.READ MORE
It’s AFL and NRL Grand Final Time!
It’s that time of year again, when footy and league fans from all codes gear up for Grand Final season. The AFL Grand Final is being held on Saturday 27th September, and the NRL Grand Final will follow on Sunday October 5th. To celebrate we have put together some of the best Grand Final moments in history!READ MORE
2014 Commonwealth Games Inspiring Performances
Australia shone in Glasgow, claiming second spot on the medal tally behind England with 49 gold, 42 silver and 46 bronze. While the 2014 Commonwealth Games resulted in a lot to celebrate for Australians, there were many inspirational performances from all around the Commonwealth. These are just a few of our favourite moments from the games!READ MORE
Fascinating Science Facts About Cars
National Science Week Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology is held from the 16th to the 24th of August 2014, with a host of events being held around the country. To celebrate science in the automotive industry, we decided to compile some interesting science facts about cars. From the weird and wonderful to the very informative, these facts will leave you amazed!READ MORE
Best Winter Holiday Spots In Australia
We all know that Australia is a big country, but our continent’s huge size is even more evident when winter rolls around – while our southern states shiver and some even have snow, the northern states stay warm all year round. The great thing about having such a variation is that you can choose to escape the cold or experience a snow-filled winter without leaving the country. We take a look at some of the best holiday destinations for winter.
Famous Faces Of Formula One
Formula One is one of the most popular motorsports among fans, and it’s easy to see why. It’s dangerous, fast-paced, and action packed, and keeps you on the edge of your seat with its unpredictability on each turn. The only thing bigger than the sport are some of the characters that have graced the track over the years. We decided to take a look at five of the most famous F1 athletes according to the Fleetcare team!
FIFA World Cup Fever
The 2014 FIFA World Cup is being held from June 12th to July 13th in Brazil, and there is no doubt that the world is getting excited to see the best nations go head to head for sporting glory. To gear up for the major sporting event of the year we take a look back at some historical fun trivia about the World Cup!
World’s Greatest Road Trips
As far as holidays go, driving holidays and road trips tick many boxes – they are cost effective, good for families and allow you to see more of a location than if you were flying or catching a train. While we have previously looked at the best Australian drives, the strong Aussie dollar means that many locals are heading on overseas adventures. If you are planning your next big holiday, take a look at these fantastic road trips!
Public Holiday Escapes
This year we have the unusual situation of having multiple public holidays falling within the same week – the Easter weekend from Friday 18th April to Monday 21st April, and Anzac Day on Friday 25th Friday. As well as recognising the significance of each of these holidays, having so many days off also allows us to take a much needed break from everyday life.
Thank You For Your Feedback!
Thank you to everyone who entered our 'Fleetcare feedback' competition last month. We received some fantastic ideas that you will be seeing in upcoming issues of Fleettorque!
Australia’s Most Popular 4WDs
There’s no doubt that Australian’s are continuing their love affair with the 4x4, with the segment experiencing ongoing popularity. They do it all, versatile enough to be used as tools of trade and fleet vehicles as well as family runabouts. So which 4WD’s were the most popular in 2013? We take a look at the sales figures.
Here at Fleetcare we value feedback from our clients. Our Fleettorque newsletter is undergoing some big changes this year and we want you to be involved.
Detroit Auto Show 2014 Highlights
The North American International Motor Show (NAIAS) has just wrapped up in Detroit. With its highest attendance level in over a decade, the world’s auto makers did not disappoint with their latest and greatest technologies, concepts and production models.
Christmas road trip survival guide
There is no doubt that getting away at Christmas is a popular idea, and many Australians decide to holiday within our vast country, setting off on holiday road trips.READ MORE
Good news stories of 2013
With the news so often covering negative stories, we thought it was time to buck the trend and focus on happier topics. Now that the giving and cheerful season of the holidays is upon us, we have compiled a list of stories in 2013 that made us smile - we hope they do the same for you!READ MORE
Historic facts about the Melbourne Cup
It’s one of the biggest sporting events on the nation’s calendar – the Melbourne Cup, held on the first Tuesday in November is truly “the race that stops the nation”. Even if horse racing is not your thing, it is hard not to get caught up in the fashion and suspense of the horse race that kicks off the spring racing season. READ MORE
2013 V8 supercar championship heats up
Following the Bathurst 1000 held over 10-13 October, it is clear to see that the race to claim the 2013 V8 Supercar Championship title is well and truly heating up.READ MORE
Best new vehicles to be released in 2014
It’s hard to believe that it’s already November and 2014 is just around the corner – this year has certainly flown by, and we are already seeing 2014 model cars making their debut! So which are the hottest cars scheduled to be released in 2014?READ MORE
Spring school holiday activities
The weather is warming up, and the sun starting to appear again in most major cities. Spring is the perfect time to get the kids out in the great outdoors.READ MORE
Open Letter to the Australian Car Industry Employers and Employees
Read the open letter to the Australian car industry employers and employees.READ MORE
Fleetcare in BRW's Top 500 Private Companies
This month we are extremely pleased to announce that Fleetcare has once again been named in the BRW Top 500 Private Companies list for 2013. The top 500 private companies in Australia grew their revenue by an impressive 7.7% in 2013.READ MORE
afl grand final
This year's AFL Grand Final on Saturday 28th September rapidly approaching, with the final eight teams left to battle for the flag. The last Saturday in September is one of the biggest events on the nation's sporting calendar.
We take a look at how AFL fans around the country can make the most of Grand Final day, even if you can't be at the M.C.G. in person.
Car care tips to keep your vehicle spotless
Getting a new car is so exciting - it is so shiny and new when you pick it up! But sadly, as soon as you drive out of the showroom the wear-and-tear of daily driving starts to show.READ MORE
So how can you keep your car looking as good as new? We have a simple guide to keep your car sparkling clean!
The start of spring can be an exciting time for new beginnings - colourful flowers come into bloom, baby birds hatch and the weather finally starts to warm up. So how can we make the best of the new season? We have some tips on how ring in the start of spring in style!READ MORE
Daniel Ricciardo joins Red Bull F1 team
After much speculation and anticipation, it has finally been announced that Australian F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo has signed with Red Bull for the 2014 season.READ MORE
30% Of SME Businesses to Maintain Current Fleet Size - Fleetcare
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Selecting the best family car
When selecting the ideal family car for your needs, there is so much to consider. Safety, space, features and price are just some of the aspects to consider when making your purchasing decision. With so many vehicles touting themselves as “family cars”, we have compiled a list of some of the best options to suit every family and budget.READ MORE
Spoil your dad this Father's Day!
Our dad’s do so much for us over the years, so how can we thank them for everything they have given us? Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday September 1st, and is the perfect occasion to spoil your dad! READ MORE
Interview on 2 GB with Nigel Malcolm
On the 24th of July, Fleetcare's CEO Nigel Malcolm was interviewed by radio network 2 GB to discuss the Federal labor Governments announced changes to Fringe benefits Tax (FBT) on cars.READ MORE
FLEET MANAGERS SEEK URGENT MEETING WITH PM
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Fleetcare to GOV'T: Clarify Treasurer's ‘SELECTIVE’ Tax Advice
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a quarter of staff to go at fleetcare
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BUSINESS CONFIDENCE SLUGGED BY “CAR BAD” TAX
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Federal Labor Government changes to FBT 2013
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Winter school holiday activities
While it can be tough coming up with activities for the kids during any school break, the winter school holidays presents more of a challenge than most. It is usually cold and rainy, keeping the kids indoors and bringing on the dreaded “I’m bored!” even sooner than usual. In order to save parents’ sanity over the holidays, we have a list of fun activities that will keep the kids warm, dry and happy!READ MORE
Electrifying EV Designs
Typically when thinking of electric vehicles (EV’s) the first word that comes to mind is underwhelming - both in terms of power and design. This perception is about to change, with major auto makers creating innovative, exciting and sometimes bizarre electric car concepts. Take a look at some of our favourites!READ MORE
5 Simple fuel saving tips
With fuel prices tipped to reach a five year high in the coming weeks, petrol consumption has become even more of a concern for Australian motorists. In order to stretch out the time between trips to the bowser, we have some simple tips to help you conserve both fuel and your pay check.READ MORE
How to have a happy New Financial Year
The new financial year is upon us, but how do we make the most of it by cutting our debt and increasing our wealth? We have some handy tips for a stress-free and prosperous 2013/14!
Turn that frown upside down!
With shorter days, grey skies and lots of rain, it can be difficult to remain happy throughout winter. However, the less than perfect weather doesn't mean you can't still enjoy yourself!READ MORE
The best car imaginable
Many cars have great features, whether it's a powerful engine, killer sound system or innovative gadgets. But what would you get when you put the best features from some of the world’s greatest sports cars, supercars and concept cars?READ MORE
Autumn automotive tips
The weather is cooling down and the days are getting shorter, signalling that winter isn’t far away. While most parts in Australia don’t get snow, many areas are affected by sometimes severe winter storms, along with lots of rain.READ MORE
Home-made Mother's Day gifts
If you are looking for a unique gift idea this Mother’s Day, the best thing you can do is make something yourself – it is not only an affordable and fun option, but also shows just how much you care.READ MORE
Postage stamp trivia
The World Stamp Expo is being held in Melbourne from 10-15 May and is a stamp collector's heaven. But just how much do you know about the humble postage stamp? Check out these interesting stamp facts!READ MORE
Anzac Day traditions
While some Australians make the annual pilgrimage to Gallipoli to honour the fallen diggers lost on the first Anzac Day, others have different traditions to commemorate and thank our soldiers. We have compiled a list of events and activities to participate in on April 25th to mark Anzac Day in your own unique way.
Fast Formula One Facts
Start your engines! It’s that time of year again when Formula One fever takes hold, with thousands tuning in to watch the races. To celebrate Formula One, we have some fast facts about the races and how a F1 car is different from your regular car.READ MORE
Earth Day is celebrated globally each year on April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental conservation and protection. Earth Day originated in the United States in 1970, and is now celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. READ MORE
Fun Easter Trivia
Where did the Easter bunny come from, and what does it have to do with Easter? How much chocolate is consumed at Easter? Our fun Easter trivia answers these questions and more!READ MORE
LEDs in vehicles
LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) have taken off in recent years in many technologies, and vehicles are no exception.READ MORE
Geneva Motor Show 2013 - most anticipated debuts
One of the biggest motor show's in the world, the 83rd International Geneva Motor show, is being held from the 7th to the 17th of March.READ MORE
FBT Tax Deadline : Free Apps for Drivers - Fleetcare
Just in time for FBT tax time!READ MORE
Keeping children safe in the car
We’ve all heard the saying that “children are the future” – but how do we make sure that little ones are safe whilst in the car? We outline some simple tips to help improve your child’s safety while in a vehicle.READ MORE
Valentine's Day date ideas for everyone
With Valentine's Day coming up on the 14th, we're gearing up with ways to celebrate the occasion. Whether you’re in a new relationship, have been with your partner for years, or are single, we have a list of great activities to make the most of the day of love and embrace your inner romantic!READ MORE
Fun facts about Australia Day
Australia Day is celebrated on the 26th of January every year, marked by most Australians with a day off due to the national public holiday, along with parties, going to the beach and attending fireworks displays.READ MORE
Hobbies to take up in the New Year
The start of a new year is the perfect time to take up an activity you’ve always wanted to try. Hobbies are a great way to gain a new interest, meet new people and learn new skills. We have compiled a list of hobbies you could take up this New Year – there is something for everyone!READ MORE
Car themed Christmas presents
Do you have someone special that loves everything automotive? If you’ve run out of Christmas present ideas for that rev-head friend, family member or partner, we’ve got you sorted!READ MORE
Guess who's in the picture!
Fleetcare is a proud sponsor of Fastlane Racing. To celebrate, we have some old photos of famous formula 1 drivers completing Fastlane Racing training. Can you guess who features in these pictures? Scroll down for the answers - no peeking!READ MORE
Say it with speed - Fastlane Racing
Looking for a special incentive for your staff? How about learning how to drive a Formula Ford race car on Barbagallo Raceway with Fastlane Racing Driver School.READ MORE
Australia's best drives
Australia is a huge country, which means lots of driving. It also means there are lots of places to drive, and our vast array of natural environments and scenic drives leaves us spoilt for choice. Summer is the perfect time to pack up the car and hit the open road, so we put together a list of the best drives all around the country.READ MORE
Tips to reduce driver distraction
Let’s face it, we’ve all done it: been distracted behind the wheel. Although normally unintentional, distracted drivers continue to be involved in serious and even fatal car accidents throughout Australia.READ MORE
Team Fleetcare's Ride to Conquer Cancer
Fleetcare was proud to take part in the Ride to Conquer Cancer 2012 over 21st – 22nd October, raising more than $30,000 towards cancer research.READ MORE
Cars of the future
Car manufacturers and motor shows worldwide love the opportunity to showcase concept car designs for the future. They get people talking with their often UFO-like designs, and provide great publicity for the companies and events involved.READ MORE
School holiday activities
If you are a parent with kids this school holidays, you have probably heard the dreaded “I’m bored!” already. Never fear, Fleetcare has compiled a list of fun and unique school holiday activities happening all over the country.READ MORE
Fleetcare on Sky News!
Fleetcare’s new free and ATO compliant vehicle logbook app, Logit, has already been generating interest from the business world, only weeks after its launch. The app, which is available for both Apple and Android smartphones, was featured on Sky news last week!READ MORE
Press release - Fleetcare launches revolutionary logbook app
Drivers Rejoice over Stress Saver! Finally- Dreaded Complex FBT Tax Reporting Now Easy and Accurate!READ MORE
Driving with pets: how to keep your furry friend safe
They are “man’s best friend”, and they do so much for us, but are we taking proper care of them?READ MORE
Popular car accessories
Buying a new car is an exciting time for everyone. What's even better is putting your own stamp on your new car!READ MORE
The Olympic Fleet
Having difficulty with organising your fleet? Spare a thought for the fleet team in the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) who have to contend with the biggest event of the year.READ MORE
The ultimate cars infographic
Some have, some have not. Take a look at what countries have lots of cars and roads and which do not with our new mega infographic.READ MORE
Cars in the Guinness World Records
Want to cement your place in history? Well maybe you could try and break some of these Guinness World Records!READ MORE
Team Fleetcare's Ride to Conquer Cancer
Meet the Fleetcare team riding to conquer cancer.READ MORE
Car accessory craze
It’s very rare to see a car these days that is in the exact bare state it was first bought it. Whether we add stickers, a new paint job, or some giant wheels, our cars have become an extension of our personalities.READ MORE
Best car movies of all time
Here you have it – the top 30 car movies of all time, according to the ratings on the Internet Movie Database. READ MORE
Benefits of a holiday
Holidays are something we all love, whether it’s a long weekend or a few weeks off over Christmas. Some time away can lower your blood pressure, boost your immune system and improve your memory.READ MORE
Sweet chocolate facts
Chocolate bars, blocks, cakes, cookies and drinks. There’s no hiding from it – chocolate is everywhere! So here’s a bit more information on the delicious and popular treat.READ MORE
Old fashioned romance still alive on Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day. Some of us love it, others can’t stand the thought of it, and 69.3% of us have forgotten about it on at least one occasion!READ MORE
Facts about a leap year
It’s a strange concept, adding an extra day to the year every 4 years. Some think of February 29th as an unlucky day, others embrace the extra day the year gives them. Here are some things you may not have known about a leap year.READ MORE
Top 10 New Year's Resolutions
How many times have you made a New Year’s resolution, and then forgotten all about it/given up on it before the year ends? More then once? We thought so! No need to fret, it’s the same story for most of us.READ MORE
Fun facts about Christmas
You may have been celebrating Christmas for a fair few years now, but we bet you didn’t know some of these facts! We certainly didn’t!READ MORE
Summer holiday activites
Have you ever been asked ‘what’s good to see/do around here’ by a tourist and struggled to suggest something, even though you live there? Well we’ve put together a list of ideas for you!READ MORE
New cars for 2012
2012 brings with it New Years resolutions, the London Olympics and new models of cars! Here are just a handful of models that will be new to the Australian market next year.READ MORE
7th CIPSA Annual Conference
The Fleetcare Games Lounge was a crowd favourite at the 7th CIPSA Annual Conference with our racing simulator a hit with the delegates.READ MORE
The Best of the Shonky Awards
Let’s face it, we all like a good deal. In fact a lot of people thrive on the search for a bargain. But as we are all aware, some things are just too good to be true. Here are a few of the Shonky Award winners over the past years that we thought were worth a mention.READ MORE
Whether you’re a big motorsport fan, or know nothing at all, here are some facts to get you ready for the Bathurst 1000.READ MORE
World's Strangest Laws
Whether or not these laws are fact or fiction, we can’t be certain, but we sure don’t want to break them!READ MORE
Spring to it
Not too many people rank cleaning in their top 10 favourite things to do, and we don’t blame them! To help you get yourself organised this spring, we’ve got some handy tips and tricks to help make it all that bit easier.READ MORE
Would you pass the citizen test?
Recently, there have been calls for the Australia Federal Government to do away with the citizen test, as it can be too hard for those migrants who cannot understand the questions. We’ve come across some questions that could pop up in the test, and decided to share them with you to see how you’d go!READ MORE
40 hour famine
We are very fortunate to live in Australia and sometimes we can all be a bit guilty of taking many things for granted. Experience what it is like to go without by giving up something for 40 hours and help raise money for those less fortunate.READ MORE
With the arrival of the rain and the cold, it’s easy to lose motivation to exercise, eat well and stay healthy. That glass of red wine or block of chocolate can sometimes be too hard to resist when you’re rugged up on the couch. Don’t worry, you’re certainly not alone! We’ve put together some tips to keep you fit and healthy through out the rainy season.READ MORE
School holiday fun
How do you keep the kids entertained during the rainy winter month of July? Try these fun activities guaranteed to keep the kids warm and happy!READ MORE
Fuel saving tips
It seems Fleettorque readers have a few tricks up their sleeves when it comes to saving that extra bit of petrol. Here are some of the fuel saving tips as suggested by you, our readers!
With over 100 million users, LinkedIn is becoming a popular platform for professionals to network, seek jobs, recruit others and connect with old colleagues. Here are some quick steps to help you set up, maintain and get the most out of your LinkedIn profile.
Things to do on Mother's Day
This year Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 8th May, so why not spend the day spoiling your mum? Here are just a few ways you can say ‘thank you’ to your mother.READ MORE
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea
If you want to host your own morning tea, here are some simple ways to raise some money for this great cause.READ MORE
Plan the perfect Easter egg hunt
Easter is a time when families get together to celebrate life and enjoy each others company. One of the most popular activities for the day is the much loved Easter egg hunt! Plan a perfect Easter egg hunt with the help of these handy hints!
How to put more money in your pocket
No-one likes to think that they’re wasting their own money, but it’s surprising how many of us are spending more than we really need to on everyday expenses. Make sure you’re not falling into these traps and you’ll see your cash go further.READ MORE
Quick facts about ANZAC
ANZAC Day is upon us again, so we thought we'd share some interesting and often unknown facts to help more people understand why we observe this national day.READ MORE
World Health Day
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.READ MORE
Happy St. Patricks Day
Originally a peasant’s dish prepared in the early days of Irish tenant farmers it has now become an internationally recognised recipe. Nowadays the traditional Irish stew has many variations, with each recipe chopped and changed to suit individual tastes. Here is a variation of the traditional Irish stew which we think will be a sure winner with the whole family!READ MORE
Is your mind really on the road?
Through the media, mobile phones have been heralded as the king of distractions for drivers on the road. However, there are a multitude of other distractions you may not know as being hazardous to your concentration whilst driving. We have compiled the top 3 distractions drivers may be unaware they do.READ MORE
Do you know your limits?
So before painting the town red last Friday, you had dinner before you went out but your friend didn’t. You both drank the same amount but it affected your friend a lot more than you. Why? Because you ate. Did you know if you eat before drinking, the effects of alcohol are more controlled than if you're running on empty?READ MORE
Innovative new car features
Expect to see these impressive tech features in a larger range of new cars within the next few years. Our 5 top picks for the most impressive are as follows.READ MORE
Things you didn't know about February
February is much more than roses and chocolate hearts. Here are some fun facts you might not have known about the second month of the calendar year.READ MORE
What Chinese Zodiac are you?
Originating before 2637 B.C, the Chinese Zodiac is a very popular mythological zodiac among eastern cultures. Comprising of 12 animals, they each represent a rotating 12-year cycle that is the basis of the Chinese Zodiac.READ MORE
Unique Valentine's Day Gifts
Aww, those heart shaped chocolates sure do look pretty tasty, but aren’t they what you received/gave last year? This year, St Valentine would want you to be a bit more imaginative and go for something a bit more memorable. Like what, you ask?READ MORE
How to make the best out of 2011
Starting a new year means we can start afresh. New goals and resolutions are set, and rearing to go. However, many of us let loose and fall behind, or give up on our intended plans as the year progresses. Discover how to accomplish your ideal year with these simple steps!READ MORE
Australia day. The day where the nation comes together to celebrate what it means to be Australian. But let’s face it, most of us do the same thing we did last year – maybe the yearly barbie with the family then the annual fireworks? Why not spice up your family (or friends) gathering with some new activities which will be a sure hit!READ MORE
Summer Energy Saving Tips
As we enter the peak of summer, here are some tips to reduce your energy consumption.READ MORE
Boxing Day originated in England in the 19th century when people would use the day to thank the community and those who had helped them throughout the year. The name Boxing Day came from the tradition of giving gifts of food, clothing, cash or other goods to those less fortunate, packed in boxes for easy transport.READ MORE
Being stranded in the summer heat is the last thing you want to happen this festive season. So make sure you are well prepared before you drive with some of our handy tips for driving this summer.READ MORE
Movember is a month dedicated to raising awareness of men’s health issues which are often ignored. By growing a mo, it helps to prompt private and public conversation of these issues, encouraging men all over the world to speak out.READ MORE
Seatbelts Save Lives
October saw the introduction of a new law requiring all children under the age of 7 to be fitted in a child car restraint if sitting in the front seat. Disobeying this will result in a $500 fine and the loss of 4 demerit points. Or possibly worse if you have an accident.READ MORE
Steve Irwin Day- 15th November
If Steve Irwin had a favourite colour, surely it would have been khaki. The khaki uniform was symbolic to the Crocodile Hunter and as been coined into the phrase ‘Khaki It’ for this year’s Steve Irwin Day.READ MORE
A 16-day celebration of beer, Oktoberfest is the largest fair in the world and attracts more than six million visitors when it takes place at the end of October in Munich. It’s ingrained in Bavarian culture and similar events take place in other cities in homage.READ MORE
Keep Fit at Work
13 October is National Ride to Work Day, so why not dust off the bike and forget about the parking hassles whilst doing your bit for the environment. But there are also many other ways to keep your body moving during the day at the office.READ MORE
Spring Racing Carnival
The race that stops a nation is almost here! Victoria’s Spring Racing Carnival is undoubtedly Australia’s biggest sporting event - a real celebration covering 50 days of world-class metropolitan and country racing.READ MORE
Happy Father's Day
Although Dads will love anything you get them for Father's Day, sometimes thinking of the perfect gift can be difficult, so we've provided you with some ideas to help make dad's day!READ MORE
Clean Up the World Weekend
Back in March, Fleettorque highlighted the importance of Clean Up Australia Day and this month sees Clean Up The World Weekend - so it’s time to get outside and help make your neighbourhood a prettier place to live…READ MORE
afl grand final
The AFL Grand Final is just around the corner, but even if you’re not one of the lucky 100,000 to have a ticket for the MCG, there are loads of ways to tap into the excitement of Australia’s biggest annual sporting event, from joining the Grand Final Parade and watching the game in one of Melbourne’s bars, to planning your own Grand Final party and sharing the occasion with friends round the barbie.READ MORE
a trip down electric avenue
This year has already seen the launch of the iPad and 3d TVs and it seems that innovative new technological gadgets are appearing almost daily. Things move fast in the technological world, but let’s take a moment to remember some of the must-have gadgets of yesteryear.READ MORE
Fleetcare Gives Back
This is the month for giving back and there are many ways to do it. Fleetcare is entering a City To Surf team this year in Perth and we’re also taking part in Daffodil Day.READ MORE
With the worrying news that 9 out of 10 adult Australians have shown symptoms of stress already in 2010, it’s time for many of us to focus on getting a better work-life balance.READ MORE
Happy New Financial Year
Start the year as you mean to go on and establish some good financial habits early, especially if you find yourself with a tax refund. Now’s the time to make sure your money’s really working hard for you. Read our top tips to keep your finances under control.READ MORE
What Does Your Favourite Tipple Say About You?
Are you a down to earth beer-drinker? Or do you prefer the stronger spirits? Or do you just like to relax with a glass of wine? Whatever your preference, your tipple of choice can say a lot about your personality. Read on to find out what your favourite drink says about you!READ MORE
How to prepare your home for the rainy season
The rainy season or freak episodes of wet weather can cause catastrophic damage – as the unexpected downpours earlier this year have shown. But there are steps you can take to minimise the effects of water damage and make sure your home is as protected as it can be.READ MORE
What does your favourite film say about you?
The authors of ‘Cinescopes: What Your Favorite Movies Reveal About You’ are sure that by analysing the sort of movies we’re drawn to we can get a real insight into our personalities. They’ve drawn up profiles of 16 different personality types and suggested that these can be identified on the basis of the movies we like to watch and big-screen heroes we’re drawn to. So which one are you?READ MORE
Can the Socceroos Survive the 'Group of Death'?
Historically dubbed the 'group of death', group-D lives up to its name with the German powerhouse overshadowing the group and the determined Ghanan's looking a strong favourite for second place. Australia will have their work cut out for them if they want to survive.READ MORE
Happy Mother's Day
Sunday 9th May is the ideal time to let your Mum know just how much you appreciate her, and if you can afford to spoil her with a gift or perhaps a restaurant meal then she will surely enjoy a little luxury.READ MORE
Fleettorque readers are a healthy bunch!
Very well done to our readers that participated in last months Fleettorque Monthly Poll.READ MORE
Happy Healthy Easter!
It’s that chocolate time of year again!READ MORE
Which Season Are You?
With the imminent weather changes, some of us will be excited for the cooler temperatures while others will dread shorter evenings. The truth is your favourite season can say a lot about your personality.READ MORE
Anzac Day - 25 April - is the day on which we commemorate the sacrifice of members of the Australia and New Zealand Army Corp which fought at Gallipoli in Turkey in World War One, as well as other military personnel who have lost their lives in conflicts since.READ MORE
April Fools' Day
No-one knows the origins of April Fools’ Day – or All Fools’ Day as it is sometimes called – but all around the world the first day of April is looked forward to as a time to play practical jokes in the name of tradition.READ MORE
Happy St Patrick's Day
Happy St Paddy’s day! Get out your green and Guinness and get some luck of the Irish this St. Patrick's day, March 17th. READ MORE
Clean Up Australia Day Celebrates 20 Years
2010 see’s a milestone for the environmental movement ‘Clean up Australia Day’. The story began 20 years ago in the middle of the Caribbean when solo yachtsman Ian Kiernan had a defining moment while sailing through the Sargasso sea.READ MORE
What does your coffee style say about you?
A persons morning coffee can be the most important part of their day, but your coffee can be more than just a pick me up, it can be an insight into your personality!READ MORE
Valentines day on a budget
Valentine’s can be one of the most expensive days of the year, but saying I love you doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Impress your significant other while still maintaining your bank balance with our great tips!READ MORE
Back to school
Parents across Australia breathe a sigh of relief on the first of February, when most major schools open their doors again after the long summer break. Back to school can be a hard time for parents and students alike, so how to keep the back to school jitters in check?READ MORE
Early riser or night owl?
Which is better for you - in bed by 9 or living it large and sleeping till noon? Your sleep pattern can have an effect on both your health and your social life, so does the early bird get more than the worm?READ MORE
Happy Australia Day
On Australia Day, over half of the nation’s population of 21 million throw themselves into an organised event or just enjoy a get-together with family and friends for a barbeque or a picnic to celebrate our national day. Check out our great ideas for marking 26 January in style.READ MORE
How to keep new year resolutions
Every year we promise this will be the year to lose weight, to save more, or maybe to take time to relax, and by February all our passion and will power has fallen by the wayside. So how do you make 2010 the year?READ MORE
Keep hydrated this summer!
We all know that we should be drinking at least eight glasses of water to keep our bodies properly hydrated, but that seems like an awful lot of H20 and involves quite a few trips to the fridge – and the bathroom!READ MORE
How to avoid Christmas stress
Christmas is just around the corner, but with the turkey and the tree often comes a whole load of stress. There are ways to avoid getting your Christmas stockings in a twist this festive season though.READ MORE
What sports car are you?
Are you an Italian exotic? Or American muscle?READ MORE
Car Colour Meanings
Are you a racey red car driver or one of the worldly wise whose wheels are always white? Who knew that the colour of your car revealed so much about your personality?READ MORE
Hay Fever Help
Spring is here and while the flowers are in full bloom, for many of us it is the dreaded hay fever season. But if you’re a sufferer, we have some handy hints about how to avoiding the sniffles...READ MORE
That spookiest day of the year is almost here! But what is it all about?READ MORE
"I'm bored!"These are words you just don’t want to hear when the holidays come around, so make sure you have a whole list of activity ideas up your sleeve when school’s out this month.READ MORE
Happy Fathers Day
If your Dad’s already got a whole drawer full of socks and jocks and you’re stuck for gift ideas this fathers’ day, why not give him the gift of time to enjoy a favourite hobby?READ MORE
Swing into Spring with the best of the Australian festivals…READ MORE
A new innovation in vehicle paint technology means that in the future scratches to the bodywork will be able to heal themselves…READ MORE
Proton's plans for Australia's cheapest sedan
Malaysian car manufacturer Proton is poised to swoop into the bottom end of the Australian car market with the lowest-priced sedan drivers can buy.READ MORE
Happy New Year to all Accountants!
Welcome to the new financial year! Of course, all business people are looking forward to a healthy and prosperous twelve months. With the current economic climate it may be hard to achieve.READ MORE
Hyundai bites back!
While most car manufacturers are struggling through the recession with sales that are down by more than a quarter, Hyundai is riding high with even more of its models being driven off the forecourts.READ MORE
Slim your electricity bill
With electricity prices set to leap, now’s the time to think about how you can cut down on your use of power and save money. Check out our handy guide to keeping juice use to a minimum.READ MORE
First aid from BMW
BMW has developed a car that stops automatically if its driver suffers a medical emergency. The Emergency Stop Assistant is an in-car electronic device that is designed for drivers with life-threatening medical conditions. But how does it work?READ MORE
Beat the Winter Blues
As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, even the best of us can get a little down in the dumps. But there's a lot you can do to stop the winter blues from taking hold and keep yourself feeling healthy and happy until the summer rolls around again.READ MORE
Get your tyres ready for winter
Make sure your tyres are up to the challenge of winter driving.READ MORE
All things Porsche
Porsche fanatics can take a drive down memory lane in the newly opened Porsche Museum, in Stuttgart, Germany.READ MORE
Exercising on a busy schedule
No time to exercise? Just a few minutes is all it takes to build some exercise into your day, even if you're busy at work, and it's a lot cheaper than joining a gym.READ MORE
The truth is that mums treasure any gifts their children give them, but if you’re past the age when painting a picture of a flower and handing it over on Mother’s Day is enough, then give some thought to a present that your mum will love on Sunday 10 May.READ MORE
Luxe for Less
If you’re used to the champagne lifestyle but now find yourself on a lemonade budget, don’t despair. Making a few almost unnoticeable adjustments to your daily spending can leave you with dollars to spare at the end of the month. Check out our free advice!READ MORE
Mary Ward had the dubious honour of being the first recorded victim of an accident involving an automobile, which took place in 1869 in Parsonstown, Ireland. Since then, though unfortunately many more people have lost their lives on the road, despite the vehicle manufacturing industry's best efforts to make cars safer.READ MORE
Drowsy drivers are responsible for many accidents on Australian roads, according to the Road Safety Council. READ MORE
Conflict in the carpark
Many an argument has broken out in a crowded car park over who has called first dibs on the best space available and, although there is a whole handbook of regulations on road use, when it comes to parking the car, the rules are that there are no rules.READ MORE
Pets are family members too, so when it comes to the annual holiday, it's not surprising that many people find themselves driving with a pet passenger. But how do you keep your faithful friend's tail wagging while you're on the road?READ MORE
Don't be a fuel fool
With so many fuels now available you could be forgiven for feeling a bit bewildered at the bowser. But choosing the right fuel when you fill up is crucial to the running of your vehicle - and picking the wrong pump can cost a packet to put right.READ MORE