About the Auction

The live auction will take place at the ATA Auction Dinner at Trucking Australia 2017.

The ATA Auction Dinner will take place at the Darwin Convention Centre at 6.00pm to 9.00pm.

Tickets to attend the Auction Dinner are included in registration for Trucking Australia 2017 or can be purchased seperately (please contact the ATA for more information).

There will also be a silent auction which will take place throughout the conference where the winners will be announced at the end of Trucking Australia 2017.

Order of Items

Lot No. Item
1 Volvo FH540 Euro 5 Prime Mover + NTI insurance + BP $2000 fuel voucher
2 Volvo ATA Safety Truck Prime Mover
3 CIMC AU20 Series  “The Ultimate Aceliner” – R/BD Flat Deck curtainsider – High Aperture (2.8m)
4 B Double tyre set from Bridgestone
5 Thermo King SLXi -400 30 fridge unit custom painted
6 Thermo King S-600 fridge unit
7 Map of Australia Honour Board
8 Cummins Bar Fridge – SC68-curved
9 King Bars Pacific slimline bullbar


Lot 1.
Volvo FH540 Euro 5 Prime Mover + NTI insurance + BP $2000 fuel voucher

Watch Volvo’s video – Safety is key

Watch NTI’s video

Volvo FH13

540hp 6X4 Prime mover rear air suspension | Gross combination weight 70.0 tonnes | Plated for B-Double use | Mixed road surface operation | Long distance transport cycle | Predominantly flat topography

Core Components

Globetrotter XL cab | 3200mm wheel base | Eu5 SCR Selective Catalytic Reduction | Volvo D13C 12.8 litre, 540hp, 2600nm engine | Volvo Eu5 I-shift 12 speed automated transmission (2600nm)

Resting package plus

Bottle holder in driving & resting areas | Preparation kit for microwave | 33 litre refrigerator under lower bunk | Flexible reading lamp (snake light) | LCD screen mount preparation kit (6kgs max) | Lower bunk 815mm wide, electrically reclinable | Passenger relax seat with swivel and tilt | Auxiliary shelf, front upper storage | Luxury sleeper control panel | Sound system-advanced

Visibility package Globetrotter

Bi xenon headlamps high intensity discharge | Rain sensor to activate wipers | Corner light static | Auxiliary spotlights inside Globetrotter sign box | Head lamp cleaning system

Safety package plus

ACC & forward collision warning | Driver alert sensing system | Lane departure warning system | Lane change support


Front axle load 7.1 tonnes | Front stabiliser bar medium stiffness | Rear axle load 21 tonnes | Volvo Dynamic Steering | Front disc brake standard 430mm diameter solid | EBS (Electronic Brake System) | ESP package (trailer combinations with ABS) | RHS 460 litre alloy fuel tank with steps | LHS 690 litre alloy fuel tank with steps | AdBlue tank 150 litres (underbelly) |
Horizontal muffler with vertical RHS outlet | Polished stainless steel exhaust stack | Spray suppression on drive axles | LED tail lights

Powertrain Equipment

Long haul application transmission software | Manual gear shift in automatic mode

Cab Interior

Electronically controlled air conditioning | Electric windows | Pull out drawer in lower centre section of dash | Upper cup holders & lower storage area | Rubber birdbath tray on top of dash | Fire extinguisher 2.5 kg

Rims and Tyres

10 stud Dura bright alloy disc rims | Steer tyre 295/80R22.5 Bridgestone R150 | Drive tyre 11R22.5 Bridgestone M722

Cab Interior, Living

Driver’s seat, heated & air suspended, seatbelt pretensioner | Armrests both sides on driver’s & passenger’s seat with leather upholstery | Lockable storage box | Rear upper cab storage 245 litres, 440mm | Roof hatch with tinted glass – rear opening

Cab Exterior

Electrically heated & operated flat glass mirrors | Aero dynamic roof kit | Aero dynamic cab side kit | V shaped LED daytime running light | “My Truck” smartphone APP connect ability | Jost turntable

NTI truck insurance

The truck will come with 12 months of insurance by NTI | the insurance will be for replacement value | Insurance is subject to NTI’s standard terms and conditions

BP fuel vouchers

The truck will come with 4 x $500 BP fuel vouchers


If the successful bidder would like to change the specification to be different to the vehicle auctioned any changes and or additions to specification as detailed will be charged at extra cost to the winning bidder.

Lot 2.
Volvo ATA Safety Truck Prime Mover – Volvo FH540 Globetrotter XL

3 years old | 154,000kms

The truck has seen every state and territory of Australia and has taught more than 40,000 people vital road safety information. It has been driven by two excellent, careful drivers – Glen Schmidtke and Justin Fleming, and maintained immaculately.

Fitted with/extras:

  • Bridgestone steer (R150) and drive (M766) tyres (50,000km)
  • Ecowind diesel cooler
  • TV/DVD inbuilt in cabin
  • 12 & 24 volt ABS outlets
  • Cab rides on 4 airbags

Thank you to Volvo Trucks, who will be replacing the prime mover after the auction. This means the Safety Truck will continue to spread its important road safety messages for many years to come.

Now is your chance to own and operate this piece of ATA history!

Lot 3.
CIMC AU20 Series “The Ultimate Aceliner” – R/BD Flat Deck curtainsider – High Aperture (2.8m)


Rear Trailer

  • 55mtr long x 4.3mtr high x 2.5mtr wide
  • 10mm Reversible Bolt-on Skid plate with JOST removable 50mm king pin
  • High Tensile Steel Grade Mainframe w/3mm Steel chequer plate forklift rated floor with access steps – 2.8m Side Aperture
  • Eleven (11) load binder ratchet winches (3 recessed at front and 8 on sliding track – 9mt straps)
  • 2-Speed JOST landing legs A400 series w/rocker feet
  • Galvanised dual spare wheel carrier
  • Galvanised gate carrier w/ two (2) gate load binders
  • Twelve (12) 1500mm CIMC lightweight Aluminium gates w/3 spades in Sliding track
  • One (1) Polyethylene Roto-Moulded toolbox (1200x500x500 w/double locking handles & dust proof covers)
  • One (1) 40 Litre Polyethylene water tank with incorporated soap dispenser
  • Reinforced facet front wall w/recessed ‘D’ rings
  • Front & rear curtain tensioners
  • Aerodynamic wind deflector
  • Rear Frame w/aluminum grab handles on both sides
  • Rear Barn Doors w/double camlocks, Four (4) Galvanised hinges, anti-racking plates and doors hold back
  • CIMC Bolt–on Aluminum roof complete w/black pelmet rubber on both sides
  • Vinyl curtains with welded straps & double bearing rollers
  • Four (4) CIMC zinc plated Sliding posts – Two (2) per side
  • CIMC lightweight curtain-friendly 550MPa Steel Grade raised coaming with tie rails & gate pockets on each side
  • LED lighting to ADR 13, Reversing beeper, Front STD & H/Duty 7-Pin electrical plugs
  • Wiring Loom w/weatherproof connectors rated for Road train application
  • WABCO STD ABS braking system w/Drum brakes to ADR 38-04
  • Watson & Chalin Tri-axle overslung air bag suspension TA Series
  • Raise and lower valve – Front connection plate w/PBR air couplings
  • Fuwa K-Hitch DIA127mm round axles w/parallel bearings
  • Steel hubs – 10 stud 285 PCD – grease lube – Auto Slack Adjusters
  • Hubodometer fitted on centre axle
  • Twelve (12) 275/70R 22.5 Bridgestone tyres on 10 stud 285 PCD Alcoa Aluminium rims
  • Plastic guards with mud flaps to suit B/Double application
  • Bumper bar square w/solid dock rubbers
  • Front & rear frame and bumper bar finished in 2K-PU White
  • Chassis, coamings & hubs to Dark Blue standard 2K-PU paint colour
  • Two Piece, B/Double signage on side infill panels
  • Conspicuity signs on rear door panels (Adhesive labels)
  • Approximately 7,800kg Tare weight based on STD spec including all accessories

Lot 4.
B Double set of tyres from Bridgestone

R150 – 295/80R22.5   M749 – 11R22.5   R109 – 11R22.5  

Learn more about Bridgestone Ecopia tyres with this video!

Bridgestone’s Ecopia tyre range can save you fuel without compromising on safety or comfort. Their generous contribution of a full B Double tyre set will give the winning bidder the chance to try these out for themselves, while also supporting the trucking industry.

  • 2 x R150 – 295/80R22.5 – Bridgestone Steer Tyres
  • 8 x M749 – 11R22.5 – Bridgestone Ecopia Drive Tyres
  • 24 x R109 – 11R22.5 – Bridgestone Ecopia Trailer Tyres


Bridgestone Steer Tyres R150

Premium deep tread steer tyre for use in line haul and longer regional applications.

Exceptional mileage | Resistance to irregular wear | Proven in Australian conditions

Represents exceptional value for fleets with effective maintenance practices

Size LI/SS OD OW Tread Depth RPK RW Max Load^
295/80R22.5 152M 1058 297 15.8 314 8.25 3465/3075


Bridgestone Ecopia M749

Fuel saving drive tyre that doesn’t compromise on durability, irregular wear resistance or performance in the wet.

Fuel efficient drive tyre | Excellent traction and wet weather handling | Combine with Ecopia R109 for the complete fuel saving

State of the art casing can be retreaded

Size LI/SS OD OW Tread Depth RPK RW Max Load^
11R22.5 148L 1044 283 18.3 313 8.25,7.5 3075/2830


Bridgestone Ecopia R109

Fuel saving trailer tyre that doesn’t compromise on durability, irregular wear resistance or performance in the wet.

Fuel efficient trailer tyre | Wide tread for long life |State of the art fuel saving casing for retreading

Can also be used on the steer axle of rigid trucks |Combine with Ecopia M749 for the complete fuel saving benefit

Size LI/SS OD OW Tread Depth RPK RW Max Load^
11R22.5 148L 1044 283 11.6 317 8.25,7.5 3075/2830


Lot 5 &6.
Thermo King Fridge Units

Thermo King have remained world leaders since inventing the transport refrigeration industry back in 1938. By setting the industry benchmarks in many aspects including the protection of perishables, quality, reliability, dealer support and environmental performance, Thermo King remains the standard by which others are judged.

As an industry leading supplier, Thermo King is proud to support Australia’s peak transport association by way of their unbroken participation in every ATA great truck auction since 1996.

Lot 5: Hand-painted Thermo King SLXi-400 30 refrigeration unit

  • Australia’s most popular Slimline Trailer refrigeration model
  • Reliable operation
  • Low emissions
  • Low noise level
  • Proven components
  • Bluetooth and Telematics-ready as standard
  • Custom paint revealed at ATA Auction Dinner at Trucking Australia 2017

Lot 6: Precedent S-600 refrigeration unit

  • World’s lowest emissions diesel trailer refrigeration system
  • Exceptional performance and energy efficiency
  • Diesel-Direct-Electric architecture
  • Optioned for “Smartpower” electric standby operation (standard)
  • Currently serving the ATA Safety Truck Trailer


Lot 7.
Map of Australia Honour Board

The prestigious large wooden board features the names of generous contributors dating back to 1992. It is as vital now as it ever was for industry stakeholders to have the vision to make long term investments in the industry’s future. 

Your bid will show a significant expression of your support for the work that the ATA does on behalf of the trucking industry.

Your organisation’s name will be permanently embossed in gold leaf, with the opportunity to display the honour board in your offices. The board was recently restored thanks to the generosity of CIMC Trailers (2013 contributor) and Rice Graphic Images (2014 contributors). 

Lot 8.
Cummins Bar Fridge

Great little unit to have at that home bar, cafe, milk bar or busy hotel=club business. A showcase style display bar fridge highlights your product and keeps drinks chilled ready to serve.


  • 68 litre, trendy modern design with curved door, can sit on bench, or under bench, very versatile
  • Manual temp controller
  • Bottom step is 21cm(H) x 13cm(D) and 25cm inwards
  • Shelving positions full adjustable to cater for any size bottle, 26x adjustable at 15mm spacing
  • Blue LED temperature display

Lot 9.
King Bars Pacific slimline bullbars

More details to come.


Silent Auction Items

Lot 10,11, 12 & 13.
Darwin Harbour Cruises x4 vouchers
Lot 14.
The Driver by Alice Mabin
Lot 15.
Crocosaurus Cove Double Dive Cage Voucher


Lot 16.
Truckie Gear Bag
Lot 17.
Truckie Gear Bag
Lot 18.
Guess Gift Set – Handbag, Wallet and Watch


Lot 19.
Kenworth Duffle Bag
Lot 20.
Kenworth Truckie Traveller Pack
Lot 21.
Kenworth Retro Adventure Pack


Lot 22.
DAF Winter Gear
 Lot 23.
Harry Potter DVD set +
Owl Dream Catcher + 3 Dusk Candles
 Lot 24. Cummins Capped Service & Tune up