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
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
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
Mick Baker runs a small fleet of trucks out of small base in Dalby, 200km west of Brisbane, on the Darling Downs and insists on running the trucks right. Still driving himself, Mick comes from a farming background. His father grew up on the farm and has a farm with a couple of trucks. He spent his youth driving a Mack R600 around the paddock. Read more
Mick Baker runs a small fleet of multiple combination trucks out of small base in Dalby, 200km west of Brisbane, on the Darling Downs. Still driving himself, Mick comes from a farming background. His father grew up on the farm and has a farm with a couple of trucks. He spent his youth driving a Mack R600 around the paddock. Read more
Businesses like Link Cold Storage and Transport have been able to grow because of the strength of Wangaratta’s micro-economy. The operation has been able to grow because small niche suppliers are basing themselves in the area, as a result of the quality-of-life available there.
Based at Beresfield near Newcastle, AJM Transport is specialising in express freight along the eastern seaboard between Brisbane and Melbourne. The company also runs an express freight service to Darwin, employing a two-up driving team operating the flagships of the fleet – a pair of Kenworth T909 conventionals. The two do opposite legs with one hauling a quad road-train and the other a B-triple.
One of the biggest challenges facing smaller trucking operators is keeping compliance simple. Diesel News meets a Queensland operator who seems to have found an electronic fix to auditable compliance that doesn’t involve reams of paper or a selection of black boxes in the cabin.
Getting the operation just right, so you are not just another link in the cold chain is working well for Link Cold Storage and Transport in Wangaratta. Diesel News calls in to see how the job should be done.
Express freight specialist AJM Transport has engaged a number of different truck brands over the last 15 years for its fleet but now prefers to be dealing with a known quantity. Paul Matthei speaks with Anthony Mansell, Director of AJM Transport, to find out more.