For almost 35 years, Goodsell Earthmoving has been hauling dirt to a range of construction companies across the Northern Queensland area. With a fleet of four trucks and 10 contractors working across multiple construction sites and private properties, its drivers spend a significant portion of time travelling off the public road network.
When it came to calculating fuel tax credit (FTC) rebates, Director Russell Goodsell found the business was not only underclaiming for fuel use, but also only claiming for fuel used on-road. He turned to Teletrac Navman to better understand the claims process, get a more accurate return and and cut down on both paperwork and admin time.
A natural fit
Goodsell Earthmoving already had a long working relationship with Teletrac Navman. Since 2011, GPS tracking had been installed in its fleet of trucks to ensure drivers were getting to and from work sites efficiently, and to provide accurate estimated arrival times to clients.
When it became apparent that Goodsell Earthmoving needed a better solution for its FTC process, Teletrac Navman was the obvious choice.
“When I spoke with Teletrac Navman about what the FTC Manager solution could do, it was a bit of a lightbulb moment for me. Since then it’s become a really important part of the business”, Goodsell says.
Not only was the business relying on rough estimates to calculate FTC, and spending a lot of time doing so, the team wasn’t aware they could claim for off-road use at all. Realising the potential to claim more accurately, Goodsell Earthmoving promptly set up Teletrac Navman’s FTC Manager solution.