The latest Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian named by the Australian Trucking Association sees a Linfox truck driver honoured following his remarkable actions and compassion at a multi-vehicle crash site in February.
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.
Western Australia’s trucking industry association, the Western Road Federation, and it’s metro logistics initiative is seen to be leading to rational transport collaboration in the West, in the co-ordinating of road transport logistic planning and the future vision for Perth.
With a business distributing fuel to distributors in rural NSW, in areas such as Inverell, Moree and Goondiwindi, it’s important for Rob Hanneman to keep track of trucks. He started the Maktrans operation 13 years ago after he took over from an existing fuel carting business.
MaxiTrans will be demonstrating its complete solution capability and its commitment to providing reliable support throughout the MaxiTrans national network. The company will also be emphasising its end-to-end capability by showcasing MaxiParts and MaxiTrans Servicing, as well as its recently acquired Live Bottom Floor solution, Trout River Australia.
When Rob Hannemann started the Maktrans operation 13 years ago after he took over from an existing fuel carting business, getting compliance right was not the number one priority.The initial two trucks were part of a contract with BP to distribute fuel to the distributors in rural NSW, in areas such as Inverell, Moree and Goondiwindi. The original business had been located in Ipswich but Rob relocated it to his hometown, Toowoomba.
As the world of road transport becomes more complex and new laws tighten up around compliance, compliance from the driver’s seat becomes more difficult. The truck driver is still the key component in any compliance strategy for a trucking operation.
Handling fuel supplies to vast rural areas like northwestern NSW requires a specific kind of operation, it’s a question of scale.