THE LARGE PRINT – the stuff you need to know up front.
- The consumption of alcohol and tobacco products are prohibited on any company vehicle.
- Vehicle must be cleaned and refuelled before return or a charge will apply. When refuelling keep the nozzle at the tip and fill up to the cap. Holding the nozzle all the way in will result in at least 15 Litres less than full.
- Generally there is a specified number of kilometres free and a rate for excess kilometres.
- Insurance Excess for ‘at fault’ damage is $1750 and cannot be waivered.
- Please, always use first gear and don’t rush the gear changes – it’s a bus, not a car.
- Call the contact numbers that you have been given for any reason/questions. There is no such thing as a dumb question.
- After use, let it idle for at least 2 minutes. Be nice to the turbo.
- As the Driver/Hirer you are responsible for the safety of everyone on board. Please make yourself aware of the correct use of all the features on the vehicle.
THE FINE PRINT
The Owner will let to the Hirer and the Hirer will take on hire of the Vehicle (hereinafter called the “vehicle”) described in the “Hire Details” for the journey or period and upon the terms specified in the said “Hire Details” subject to the terms and conditions set out in this agreement.
- EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS
Office 07 5480 4500 (office hrs only, Mon – Fri 8am to 5pm)
Les Ould 0409 829 449
Warren Polley 0409 829 442
The Hirer will pay to the Owner the hire charges set out in the “Hire Details” on or before the due date.
- COLLECTION / DELIVERY OF VEHICLE
The Owner will deliver the vehicle to the Hirer at the commencement of the Hire at the place and on the date specified in the “Hire Details”. The Hirer will return the vehicle to the Owner at the conclusion of the hire at the place and on the date specified in the “Hire Details”. Should the Hirer fail to return the vehicle to the Owner at the place nominated in the “Hire Details” at the conclusion or earlier termination of this hire agreement, then the Hirer shall reimburse the Owner for all his costs and expenses to secure the return of the vehicle.
At all times during the hiring, the Hirer will provide for the vehicle a driver duly licensed to drive the vehicle. The Hirer shall supply full particulars of the driver and his licence details prior to the commencement of this Hire Agreement. The Driver undertakes to operate the vehicle in a professional manner and in accordance with all relevant regulations. The Driver must comply with the Heavy Vehicle Nation Law Act 2012, Heavy Vehicle (Fatigue Management) National Regulation 10 February 2014.
- INFRINGEMENT NOTICES & FINES
The Hirer and the Driver nominated in the “Hire Details” shall ensure that the provisions of all relevant Acts and Regulations are fully complied with in relation to the use of the vehicle during the Hire Agreement. Should any fines and/or infringement notices be issued in relation to use of the vehicle during the term of the Hire Agreement then the Driver nominated in the “Hire Details” shall be fully responsible and shall indemnify the Owner.
- USE OF VEHICLE
The Hirer shall be entitled to use the vehicle for the journey or during the period specified in the “Hire Details” for his own purposes subject to the terms and conditions of this agreement. No Alcohol is allowed to be consumed at any time in the vehicle. No smoking is allowed in the vehicle.
- MAINTENANCE OF COACH
The Hirer shall maintain the vehicle, its engine and equipment in the same proper condition in which they were at the commencement of hiring, with allowance being made for reasonable wear and tear. The Hirer shall be responsible for the daily checking of water and oil levels and tyre pressures during the period of hire. Should the Owner provide the Hirer with a service sheet then the Hirer shall ensure that such services are carried out, at the Hirer’s expense during the hiring in accordance with the Service Schedule. Should the Hirer fail to maintain the vehicle in terms hereof, then the Hirer shall be responsible for payment of all losses, costs and expenses incurred by the Owner as a result of the Hirer’s failure to meet its obligations hereunder.
The Hirer must at all times maintain the vehicle in a clean and tidy condition. The Hirer acknowledges that the vehicle was delivered in a clean and tidy condition at the commencement of the hire. The Hirer shall return the vehicle to the Owner in the same clean and tidy condition at the conclusion of the Hire period. Should the vehicle be returned in other than the same clean and tidy condition as it was at the commencement of the hiring then the Owner will charge a minimum cleaning fee of $44 to the Hirer in addition to the hire charges set out in the “Hire Details”.
In the event of mechanical breakdown of the vehicle during the hire period or damage to the tyres of the vehicle during the hire period then the Hirer shall contact the Owner who will give directions regarding repair to the vehicle. Provided that such breakdown was not as a result of any negligence on the part of the Hirer, its driver, servant’s agents or invitees and provided that the repairs are carried out in accordance with the directions of the Owner, then the Owner shall be responsible for the costs of such repairs. In any other case, the Hirer shall be responsible for the repair costs and shall indemnify the Owner and keep the Owner indemnified in relation to such repair costs.
All minor body work damage to the vehicle during the period of hire shall be repaired by the Owner at the cost and expense of the Hirer. Should any other damage be occasioned to the vehicle during the period of the hire which is not covered by the Owner’s insurance, then such damage shall be repaired by the Owner at the cost and expense of the Hirer. Where any damage is covered by the Owner’s policy of insurance, then the Hirer shall pay to the Owner the amount of the excess (Minimum $1,750.00) on the Owner’s policy of insurance.
- PAYMENT OF EXPENSES
The Hirer shall be responsible for and shall pay promptly all expenses incurred in connection with the operation and all scheduled and un-scheduled maintenance of the vehicle during the hire period and any extension thereof.
- UNFITNESS OF VEHICLE
In the event of the vehicle being damaged without fault or neglect on the part of the Hirer, its servants, agents or invitees, to an extent which renders the same unfit (without major repairs) for further use by the Hirer, the Hirer shall be entitled upon giving notice to the Owner to terminate this agreement, whereupon any periodical sums payable hereunder shall cease to be payable and the Owner shall be entitled to resume possession of the vehicle.
The Hirer shall not without the written consent of the Owner assign or purport to assign this agreement of any of his rights hereunder to any other party.
This agreement may be terminated and cancelled forthwith by the Owner giving notice in writing to the Hirer at the address for the Hirer shown in the “Hire Details” if:-
(a) The Hirer commits any breach of the terms and conditions of this agreement;
(b) If any amounts payable by the Hirer to the Owner or any other moneys payable in terms hereof are not paid on or before the due date for payment;
(c) If the Hirer is declared bankrupt or if a company goes into liquidation or has a receiver and/ or manager appointed;
(d) If the Hirer commits any act of bankruptcy or enters into an arrangement with its creditors.
- DISPUTE RESOLUTION
This agreement shall be construed according to the law of the state of Queensland and any action arising there from shall be brought only in a Court of the State of Queensland.
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