Keep an Eye on Things

Responsibility and liability are important in any trucking business, operators need to keep an eye on things. One operator in Queensland has developed an innovative way of keeping an eye on things in the fleet and talks to Diesel News about the system used.     For any delivery business it is important everything is done properly, that the right goods are delivered to the right place at the right time. Now, we know this is...

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Small Operation, Big Trucks

Running a transport operation in the Northern Territory is often about a small operation, big trucks, but it also requires a certain kind of character. Bob Holt is one such character, with plenty of stories to tell and still running big trucks on a daily basis in the modern business environment.     Bob is not one of those trucking operators who has a big profile. He is an unassuming character who has built a business on...

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A Step-by-Step Approach

When looking at a comprehensive telematics system for its operation, Parklea Sand and Soil, took a step-by-step approach to introducing it and in the way it worked for the driver.     Working out of a yard where the outer north-west of Sydney’s sprawl meets the farming land it is swallowing wholesale, Parklea Sand and Soil is one of the many fleets busily ferrying bulk materials around the Sydney region, supplying everything...

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Trucking Territory Style

The fuel operation run by John Fraser is definitely trucking Territory style. The business operates out of Katherine providing a dedicated delivery service in the Territory for IOR Petroleum.     “There are two trucks on fuel full time, plus one subcontractor,” says John. “We have the 700hp Volvo rigid with three trailers, and we have a Kenworth K200 tri-axle prime mover pulling three trailers.   “It has a pusher axle...

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ATT Logistics is a Common Sight on Trailers

Travelling around the roads of SE Queensland, the transport company name ATT Logistics is a common sight on trailers heading to and fro. What you won’t see is any trucks bearing the company logo. The reason? They don’t own any trucks.     The company is handling at least 100 movements a day for Woolworths alone. The work only involves carrying goods inwards to the DC with no loads coming back out on the return journey. Goods...

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State-of-the-Art Control Systems

Using a state-of-the-art control system and working out of a yard where the outer north-west of Sydney’s sprawl meets the farming land it is swallowing wholesale, Parklea Sand and Soil is one of the many fleets busily ferrying bulk materials around the Sydney region, supplying everything from sand and gravel to mulch and topsoil to large-scale developers, landscapers and the weekend warrior. The operation has been running its...

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