Sunday, January 10, 2010

Business as usual for Wicked Campers

Brisbane‐based Wickers Campers currently has 944 rental campervans operating in Australia,
including 611 Queensland registered vans currently on the nation’s roads.
Wicked founder and director John Webb said today the safety of the company’s vehicles was its
absolute top priority.

“Wicked Campers takes the safety of its fleet very seriously and we have co‐operated closely with the Queensland Department of Transport to ensure all our vehicles are safe,’’ Mr Webb said.

“We have recently voluntarily deregistered around 50 vans and are also in the process of introducing 500 upgraded vehicles over the next year. This will phase out all pre‐2004 vans in our fleet.’’

Mr Webb said he was very disturbed by reports suggesting that most of the company’s vehicle fleet had been taken off the road.

“In contrast, about five percent of our fleet has been voluntarily deregistered, which is generally in line with car rental industry standards,’’ he said.

“Wicked has almost 950 vans still on the road around Australia, including more than 600 registered in Queensland.

“It is very much business as usual for Wicked – providing a safe and fun‐filled holiday for thousands of tourists.’’

For more information contact:
Ella Riggert, Big Splash Communications, Ph (07) 3395 0772 Mob: 0411 871 451

To all our Wickedees on their summer roadtrips - hope you're having an amazing time!


Mark Parker said...

Hi Wicked Evangelist
I was actually writing a blog post about this 'incident' as we'd been tracking it over the last few days.

I was ready to make the point that you dropped the ball but as I examine the data further, I've changed the point of my post to focus on the struggles we all face when mainstream media decides to publish crap stories - and how being social is important when it comes to responding. I think you've done a good job trying to manage this incident.

Best of luck going forward and may we see lots of shiny, new, austentatious wicked vans roaming the country...



A Wicked Evangelist said...

Hi Mark,

Many thanks for your comment. I appreciate that you did your own research before coming to a conclusion about the subject!

Wicked are extremely positive about the future in providing quality roadtrips to all our customers, and if anything, the latest media attention has only inspired us to continue growing our company.

We're confident our product is 100% safe and we look forward to giving our customers the best travel memories and photographs :)

We're really excited about the new Wicked fleet - the 5 seater Nissan Elgrand's. Mark, let us know if you ever want to take a roadtrip, we'll try to organise a special price.

Happy blogging!

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