development of the fleet

Development of the Fleet

For any transport operation it is necessary to constantly think about the development of the fleet. At GLW Freight Management in Perth, the approach has been between being traditionally smart or smartly traditional.  Read more

carving out a niche hauling local produce

Carving Out a Niche Hauling Local Produce

Diesel News visited an operation which is carving out a niche hauling local produce out of the Riverina area to the capital cities, mainly Melbourne and Sydney, plus occasionally Brisbane. Jono DePaoli has been working in the trucking industry since he was 16, for over twenty-five years, and his operation, JDP Logistics, based in Leeton, sits close to the Murrumbidgee River itself.  Read more

interstate vs intrastate

Interstate vs Intrastate 

There is a balance to be found for GLW Freight, based in the Perth suburb of Forrestdale, in in the city’s southwest where many of the transport operations of Western Australia are based, with its easy access to the roads to the east looking at interstate vs intrastate. Read more

hauling out of the Riverina

Hauling Out of the Riverina

As one of the most important areas for growing fresh produce in Australia, hauling out of the Riverina is home to a large number of operators with a wide variety of local produce on board. Diesel News talks to one of those operators at JDP Logistics. Read more

traditionally smart or smartly traditional

Traditionally Smart or Smartly Traditional

For any transport operation it is necessary to find the right balance between old fashioned trucking and running a smart modern operation and, for GLW Freight Management in Perth, the approach can be described as being traditionally smart or smartly traditional.  Read more

using data from the whole Toll fleet

Using Data From the Whole Toll Fleet

Dr Sarah Jones is the General Manager Safety and Compliance at Toll Group and she presented the result of some statistical work she has been doing using data from the whole Toll fleet. As the Asia Pacific region’s largest supplier of transport Toll Group has plenty of vehicles on the road. Every day the vehicles in the business travel the distance to the moon and back. Read more

the ups and downs of the Western Australian economy

The Ups and Downs of the Western Australian Economy

Kwik Logistics is a company which has grown consistently over the years while having to deal with the ups and downs of the Western Australian economy. It has been developed by Craig Smith-Gander who comes from a varied background and not one steeped in the traditions of the trucking industry.  Read more

flexibility in the fleet

Flexibility in the Fleet 

According to Steve Davidge and his wife Sam, who run a small operation from a modest yard on the edge of Temora NSW, it’s important to keep flexibility in the fleet. Typical of transport businesses in the area, their operation serves the agricultural industry with sets of tippers geared to handle the cyclical changes of location and product as the seasons change. Read more

quick and smart out west

Quick and Smart Out West

When times get tough and businesses need to readjust, it pays to be quick and smart out west. Diesel News talks to Kwik Logistics owner Craig Smith-Gander about his growing diverse business in the west. Read more

trucking out Temora way

Trucking Out Temora Way

Running a Grain Cartage Business in Country NSW is hard enough, but Steve Davidge also runs a horse breaking and training business at the same time, so Diesel News checked in on trucking out Temora way. Read more