“At the time, all I wanted to do was have my own overnight run,” says Tim Sullivan of Sullivans Logistics. “Who the hell would want to drive a truck overnight? Well, bugalugs did. I bought a UD PK240 and put a curtainsider body on it to haul the mail to Kalgoorlie.
The key to growing a trucking business is keeping your options open, being as flexible as possible and doing the job right and this is true when running express, out West. Diesel News speaks to a Perth-based operator who seems to have hit the right note with customers, learning the lessons from problems early on.
Mack Trucks Australia has celebrated an historic new milestone, handing over the keys to the 1,000th Mack truck built for Hanson, one of Australia’s most iconic construction material suppliers. The number 1,000 truck is a Trident AF with a four-axle dog trailer, which will work out of Hanson’s Wolffdene quarry in Queensland, reported to be one of the largest quarries in the southern hemisphere.
Here’s another selection of images from the trucking world on Instagram. We start off with a rather large bulldog looking got wrong direction. No idea why the bulldog is on there and where it is going. It is not a golden bulldog only a silver one, which would suggest this truck does not have a 100 per cent Mack driveline.
The grand opening of the new Volvo national HQ saw the first Mack Anthem in Australia on the forecourt as the guests made their way into the event. The new facility was officially opened by Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, and Volvo Group Global President and CEO, Martin Lundstedt.
Every week Diesel News likes to feature photos from around Australia of the trucking industry showing up on Instagram. Here’s this weeks pictures, with a positive image, a skills show-off, a classic conventional and a short B-double.
We bring you the best pictures of the week on Instagram, from around Australia. We start out West in the Pilbara, there’s look a nice looking Bulldog from Port Kembla, checking out a mine road before pulling the trailers into trouble, delivering to Bunnings and carting cattle in an AB-triple.
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.
The question on the lips for many Mack enthusiasts in Australia is when does Mack Anthem arrive in Australia?
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.