The steadily increasing trend of Australian truck operators moving to European brands is not just confined to the larger fleets. Paul Matthei met up with Tasmanian owner operator, Dave McCullagh, who recently bought a Scania R730 after owning a number of North American steeds.
We keep hearing about something called blockchain being about to change the freight world, but what is it? A speaker at the Global Heavy Vehicle Summit may have the answer.
A report from ANZ analysts sees Aussie trucking on the up with positive figures reflecting an upturn in the fortunes of the industry. The ANZ research found ‘a noteworthy’ increase in revenue and margins for the trucking businesses surveyed and this is leading to increased capital expenditure.
Here we have a young vibrant transport operation getting stuck in and getting the job done for its customers. Energy Logistix have made this and some other videos on YouTube to advertise their services.
The company specialises in customised and holistic logistics services for companies in the energy and mining sector. The company is based in Adelaide and the trucks spend a lot of time out in the remoter areas where their customers need supplies. No freight is too big or too small for this small family firm.
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We keep hearing about something called blockchain being about to change the freight world, but many are asking, what’s blockchain all about? A speaker at the Global Heavy Vehicle Summit may have the answer.
Innovation, Innovation, Innovation, build a better mousetrap, find a way to steal a march on competitors; these are among the elements of what’s required to stay ahead of the pack and therefore remain profitable and viable in the future.
After signing a new contract with Anglo American in Queensland, the Centurion growth continues on the East Coast, as well as in the West. Fifteen months after expanding into Queensland’s heavy haulage marketplace, transport and logistics provider Centurion has entered its second phase of growth in the State with the award of a contract for one of the Bowen Basin’s largest miners.
For many truck drivers it’s a great trucking life, but if you look at media reports about trucking, it definitely isn’t. Videos like this one from Linfox do a little to redress the balance. We as an industry should be doing more like this and get the message out there that trucking can be a great life.
In Queensland, SunChip’s business is harvesting and transporting plantation timber grown in a vast swathe of forest stretching from Bundaberg to Brisbane. Growing time for the Caribbean pine from planting to harvest is 30 years, after which the land is replanted within six to 12 months and the cycle repeats itself.
“I learnt early on in the piece about fuel economy. An unreliable truck with good fuel economy, you don’t want,” says Ken Pitt, All Size Equipment Transport (ASET) Managing Director. “It’s hard for us. We are running against a lot of wind and on smaller tyres. It’s very hard to compare loads and consumption. I’ll take reliability every day of the week.”