Allison Automatics deliver on every measure for Australia Post
Dec 13, 2018
One of Australia’s largest fleets of Allison-equipped distribution trucks enjoys greater safety and
efficiency, lower maintenance costs
MELBOURNE – Australia Post and its parcel and logistics subsidiary, StarTrack, operate a
fleet of more than 800 Fuso Fighter medium-duty trucks equipped with Allison fully automatic
transmissions for improved safety and efficiency.
The Australia Post fleet delivers mail and parcels in urban areas where heavy traffic makes
automatic transmissions essential, said Terry Bickerton, national fleet manager for Australia
Post and StarTrack. “We’ve introduced Allison automatics into our operations because of their
reliability and the safety benefits they offer. There are also lower maintenance costs when
compared with manual vehicles.”
Designed for severe, high start-stop duty cycles, Allison fully automatic transmissions use a
torque converter for launching so there is no mechanical clutch to wear out. Our extended
service intervals consist of just oil and filter changes, keeping vehicles on the job longer. An
Allison Automatic makes vehicles easier to maneuver, increasing uptime and while improving
“The feedback we’ve had from our drivers is that automatic trucks help with reducing fatigue
and are easier to operate in metropolitan areas. The Allison automatics make it easier for our
drivers to concentrate on maneuvering their truck in city traffic by removing the need for them
to worry about gear changes,” Bickerton added.
In addition, Allison Automatics have improved transit times in heavy traffic environments “as
they allow the truck to accelerate up to a safe operating speed faster with greater efficiency,”
Australia Post and StarTrack deliver more than 3 billion items a year and operate a network of
more than 4,000 post offices and 15,000 street post boxes, with a staff of more than 50,000
About Allison Transmission
Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and is a leader in electric hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,700 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit allisontransmission.com.
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SOURCE Allison Transmission Holdings Inc.