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Deals On Wheels Australia

Deals On Wheels Australia

Issue 453

For more than two decades Deals On Wheels has been Australia’s biggest-selling truck magazine. At a whopping 500+ pages per month, it is widely recognised as the ‘bible’ for those looking to buy and sell new and used trucks, trailers, parts and accessories and much more. Deals On Wheels for Zinio delivers the power of the printed page with the immediacy and convenience that comes from delivery on Zinio. Featuring all the same great content, deals and reviews as the print magazine, it is an essential tool for anyone looking to search, compare and buy or sell trucks, trailers and all things transport related.

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in this issue

2 min.
crisis fuels digital growth

The outbreak of Covid-19 has seen record numbers of industry decision makers turn to Bauer Media Group’s transport, construction and farming industry websites as the trusted source of the latest industry news as well as to research, compare and buy vital tools of the trade. Google Analytics data covering the period April 1-26 shows average daily visits to the group’s four transport industry websites were up 20 per cent month-on-month (+5.4 per cent year-on-year), led by OwnerDriver.com.au (+43 per cent MoM /+25.9 per cent YoY), and followed closely by ATN’s Fullyloaded.com.au (+17.9 per cent MoM /+19 per cent YoY), TradeTrucks.com.au (+10.9 per cent) and ABC’s BusNews.com.au (+6.5 per cent). Visits to the group’s machinery websites were up an even stronger 32.7 per cent MoM (+10.5 per cent YoY), with TradeFarmMachinery.com.au +36.1 per…

1 min.
dow magazine doubles reach

Distribution of Deals on Wheels magazine has almost doubled with the launch of a new digital edition. Kicking off with the March issue, Bauer Media Group is now offering Deals on Wheels’ 15,500 magazine and e-newsletter subscribers a complimentary digital copy of our market-leading print title. This is on top of the circa 17,000 printed magazines that continue to be distributed through newsagencies, truck stops, and industry partners such as NatRoad. While distribution via traditional retail channels remains unchanged, the introduction of the digital edition recognises that Deals on Wheels’ readers normal work and/or travel patterns may have altered due to the coronavirus. This initiative will guarantee Deals on Wheels maintains its long-held position as the most read and respected source of news and information to owner drivers and small fleet operators, in…

1 min.
donks drive buyer interest

Engines and engine parts were the most-enquired-upon truck part type on the Bauer Media Group classifieds network in the period October 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020, exclusive new data reveals. Some 6,585 parts – from air cleaners to wheel ends – are currently advertised for sale across the network comprising Fullyloaded.com.au, OwnerDriver.com.au, TradeTrucks.com.au and TradeEarthmovers.com.au – reaching more than 256,000 ‘unique’ in-market buyers in March 2020 alone. Despite accounting for just 4.5 per cent of parts for sale, and 7.03 per cent of parts searches, engines and engine parts generated 32.76 percent of enquiries in the period. Bullbars and bumpers, which make up 14.65 per cent of parts for sale, accounted for a gigantic 42.49 per cent of searches and 17.23 per cent of enquiries; while cabs and cab parts, which comprise…

1 min.
cummins powers ahead

Cummins was the most-enquired-upon truck engine make on the Bauer Media Group classifieds network in the in the period October 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020, exclusive new data reveals. While Caterpillar accounted for the lion’s share of searches (50.08 per cent), this failed to convert into commensurate enquiries, with the brand generating only 14.42 per cent of enquiries registered for engines and engine parts. Conversely, Cummins generated 49.03 per cent of total enquiries off a substantially less 19.12 per cent of searches. Surprisingly, Mercedes-Benz was the subject of 10.57 per cent of enquiries off just 1.57 per cent of searches in the period; ahead of Detroit (6.22 per cent of searches; 7.69 per cent of enquiries); and Hino (4.03 per cent of searches; 4.8 per cent of enquiries). Most-enquired-upon Engine Make * Based on…

2 min.
truck sales in slow lane

As the first calendar year quarter passes, sales of commercial vehicle units for March are at 2,605 and the year-to-date (YTD) total comes in at 6,905, according to Truck Industry Council (TIC) T-Mark figures. Compare that with 2016, with March at 2,669 and the quarter at 6,775, and the dynamics point to a market cooling that could gain pace. The top three manufacturer totals tell a very slightly different story for the quarter, with market leader Isuzu at 1,714 compared with 2016’s 1,673, Hino at 996 (888) and Fuso 662 (734). HEAVY DUTY The four-year comparison is less stark in the heavy-duty segment, with 852/2,220 looking good against 2016’s 796/1,905. But it gets a little messy as we drill down. Kenworth, at 160/398 and 157/400, keeps its nose in front of Volvo’s 150/372 and 132/314. Isuzu does…

7 min.
road warrior returns

Never a company to rest on its laurels, Daysworth International, one of the leading forces in the transport and logistics sector, has bold plans as it expands its presence into the Australian on-highway truck market with the return of the Diamond Reo range of heavy-duty trucks. The term ‘quiet achiever’ could not be more aptly applied than to describe Daysworth International and its success story. Reaching its 42nd anniversary in 2020, Daysworth has established itself as one of the most trusted and respected partners in the T&L community, delivering premium quality terminal tractor solutions for the country’s largest industry players, including Linfox, Toll, TNT-Fedex, Australia Post and many others. On the back of over four decades in the industry and more than 3,000 specialist terminal tractors sold in the Australia-Pacific region, Daysworth…