MaxiTRANS Continues to Drive Awareness for Mental Health
21 September 2018: Leading trailer manufacturer, MaxiTRANS, has raised $11,982.09 for mental health awareness via a campaign for ‘R U OK? Day’. The Company again committed to donating 1% of transactions on the day to the cause after a successful 2017 campaign, which raised much needed support for suicide prevention.
‘R U OK? Day’ is held every September and encourages people to ask friends, colleagues and family members ‘R U OK?’ to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention. This year brings MaxiTRANS’ total donation to almost $27,000, since September 2017.
MaxiTRANS Managing Director and CEO, Dean Jenkins, said that “’R U OK? Day’ is a national day of action to remind us to ask, ‘Are you okay?’ of anyone struggling with life. This combined with genuine interest and follow-through in the response could save a life.”
“The most recent data reports that deaths from suicide equate to around 3,000 per year, that’s about eight people every day,” he said. For every death by suicide, it is estimated 30 people will attempt to take their life. It’s an important issue that should not be forgotten as an industry when we are discussing employee safety and wellbeing.”
MaxiTRANS Australia and New Zealand; its parts network MaxiPARTS; and Mildura Truck Centre outlets joined together to support the cause, with 1% of the purchase price from all new trailers, truck bodies ordered, and parts purchased from participating outlets, being contributed to the cause.
MaxiTRANS’ donation of $11,982.09 will go towards R U OK?’s work which aims to empower everyone to have the confidence and skills to have a conversation with someone who may be struggling with life.
MaxiTRANS also conducted a company-wide campaign for its employees, which included staff making gold coin donations, being encouraged to dress in yellow and internal events at every company site to promote discussion around mental health prevention. Dean said that mental health forms part of one of the Company’s values to send all our people home safely.
“MaxiTRANS is committed to improving safety for both our customers and our employees. We place significant emphasis on safety in our own manufacturing and service facilities as well as designing our products for safe operation by owners and operators. Safety extends to mental wellbeing not only at work but also at home. Which is why in addition to the mental awareness campaign, we also make professional services available to our employees and their families as part of ongoing support,” Dean said.
“Most importantly, we should not limit suicide prevention to one day a year,” he continued. “If you see someone struggling, at any time, ask them ‘R U OK?’”.
If you or someone you know is in need of crisis or suicide prevention support, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit www.lifeline.org.au/gethelp.
About the Company
MaxiTRANS is Australia and New Zealand’s largest supplier of road transport trailing solutions.
Synonymous with road transport in Australia through the market leading brands Freighter, Maxi-CUBE, Lusty EMS, Hamelex White, AZMEB and Peki, MaxiTRANS is the leading supplier of road transport equipment for the general freight, temperature controlled freight and bulk transport market sectors.
MaxiTRANS is also a leader in trailer repair and service support to the Australasian transport industry as well as being a significant supplier of truck and trailer parts through retail brand, MaxiPARTS.
To find out more about the MaxiTRANS Group of Companies, please visit: www.maxitrans.com
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R U OK Day
R U OK? is a suicide prevention charity dedicated to reminding everyone that we’ve all got what it takes to ask, “are you OK?” and help those struggling with life.
To show our support, MaxiTRANS will donate 1% of the purchase price from all parts purchased, and new trailers or truck bodies ordered, on R U OK? Day, 14 September 2017. Available from participating MaxiTRANS Dealers and MaxiPARTS outlets. For full terms & conditions, click here.
To add to the contribution, contact your nearest participating MaxiTRANS Dealer or MaxiPARTS outlet today, find a location.
Concerned about someone you know or care about? Start the conversation today and ask, “are you OK?”. You could help that family member, friend or workmate to open up. If they tell you that they are not OK you can follow the R U OK? conversation steps to show them that they’re supported and help them to find strategies to better manage the load.
To find out more, visit ruok.org.au. *to a maximum of $15,000.
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MaxiPARTS Announces New Range of Parts
Australian truck and trailer parts supplier, MaxiPARTS, has announced the addition of parts to suit Volvo FM & FH series prime movers to its range. A large range of parts to suit Volvo trucks are now available from MaxiPARTS stores and online via the MaxiPARTS website.
MaxiPARTS National Sales Manager, Justin O’Brien, said that the addition of the quality truck parts boosts the parts chain’s existing range, helping to further entrench the retailer as one of the industry’s one-stop-shops for truck and trailer parts. “To better serve those with Volvo prime movers, we now supply quality parts for the FM and FH series at great prices”, he said. “Over 500 parts to suit Volvo are available effectively immediately from MaxiPARTS, with more parts arriving every week.”
According to Justin, this range is just the first stage of the MaxiPARTS European truck parts program with parts for more makes and models available in the near future. The release of the parts to suit Volvo is in addition to parts to suit ACCO which are already available through the MaxiPARTS network. “With 19 retail branches, 3 wholesale outlets, MaxiPARTS’ online retail store and our MaxiSTOCK inventory management solution, our range of parts to suit Volvo prime movers are conveniently available from anywhere in Australia,” he said.
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“This is yet another example of MaxiPARTS developing quality relationships with renowned suppliers, in turn adding value to our customers,” Justin said.
MaxiPARTS Announces Distribution of Wicked Products
Australian truck and trailer parts supplier, MaxiPARTS, has announced that it has acquired the sole Australian distributor rights for Wicked Products. The range of truck and car care products is now available from MaxiPARTS stores and via further MaxiPARTS authorised retail distributors around Australia. The new brand will also be sold on MaxiPARTS’ online store.
MaxiPARTS National Sales Manager, Justin O’Brien, said that the addition of Wicked quality truck and car care products boosts the parts chain’s existing range. “Over 60 years of research and development, combining the latest technological advances with the best proven ingredients has resulted in a product that delivers fantastic results,” he stated. “For over 20 years in the USA, Wicked products have been designed specifically with drivers needs in mind.”
Justin said that MaxiPARTS welcomes enquiries from those interested in becoming authorised retail distributors. “The range of Wicked products creates a comprehensive auto care package, from paint and metals polish, to vinyl and rubber treatment products, degreasers, and wax and washes.”
“This is yet another example of MaxiPARTS developing quality relationships with renowned suppliers, in turn adding value to our customers,” Justin said. Wicked Products are available, effective immediately, from www.maxiparts.com.au and all MaxiPARTS stores around Australia.
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Maxus Brake Shoe Recall
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We have notified the ACCC of this issue in accordance with the Automotive Industry Code of Practice for Safety Recalls and, after consultation with State and Federal authorities, are instigating a recall of all affected shoes.
MaxiPARTS Announces Launch of MaxiSTOCK
Australian truck and trailer parts supplier, MaxiPARTS, has announced a major addition to its business, the launch of an inventory management solution, MaxiSTOCK.
MaxiSTOCK is a completely stand-alone system with no IT systems integration required. It combines the latest in IR scanning technology and cloud based data management to automate a business’ inventory management and re-ordering, providing an automated customised daily usage report to better control and manage their business costs. The process is simple - once a stock item becomes low in a customer’s workshop or parts department, the system automatically recognises the shortfall and places an order for its replacement.
MaxiPARTS General Manager, Peter Loimaranta, said that he was excited about the launch of MaxiSTOCK, both for MaxiPARTS and its customers. “This is another example of MaxiPARTS providing its customers with the next level of quality service. MaxiSTOCK promises to revolutionise the way our customers manage their businesses. It is based around proven technology on a simple, flexible platform.”
“We recognise that our customers need to maximise their time driving revenue in their business, not administering complex parts support,” Peter continued, “MaxiPARTS is able to leverage its extensive range, national distribution network and rich technical experience to remove this burden on our customers, saving them time and money via the automation provided by MaxiSTOCK.”
MaxiPARTS has been trialling the solution with a number of large fleets in Victoria and NSW and following the success of those trials, is now making it available to suitable customers in the wider market.
To find out if MaxiSTOCK is suitable for your business contact your local MaxiPARTS branch: https://maxiparts.com.au
MaxiPARTS is owned by MaxiTRANS, one of Australia’s leading manufacturers of trailing transport equipment. In combination with its new online retail store, MaxiPARTS operates 19 retail and 3 wholesale outlets throughout Australia. It supplies leading brands including Castrol, Narva, Hendrickson, Meritor, SP Tools and Alemlube, among others. MaxiPARTS also has its own brand, Maxus, covering an extremely wide range of products in both the OE equipment segment as well as the aftermarket product segment.