New sets of triple tankers were unveiled by Toll Group and they are claimed to be the safest and most technologically advanced fuel tankers in Australia. The new trailers were on display as Toll demonstrated its commitment to Indigenous communities in Adelaide, South Australia.
The new tankers, set up in a BA triple configuration, use in-vehicle monitoring systems plus seeing-eye technology, outward-facing cameras, real-time satellite tracking, electronic braking systems and anti-roll technology.
Toll Energy General Manager Glenn Benson explained the safety of Toll’s people and the communities in which Toll operates is a priority, and one that these new vehicles help to demonstrate.
“Our focus on the safety of our vehicles out on the road is a key part of our safety commitment to our communities, regardless of whether they’re in urban, regional or remote areas,” said Benson. “We are proud to operate a fleet that enhances the safety of its driver and other road users, while at the same time improving the productivity of our operations and the service we are able to provide to our customers.”
The new tankers have been acquired to handle the task of transporting crude oil from Mereenie, Northern Territory to Port Bonython, South Australia, as part of a contract with oil and gas producer Santos.
Another first for Toll is the unique Indigenous artwork on the familiar green Toll background. The company says it is a visible reminder of their national approach to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities offering job and community development opportunities.
“For many years Toll has been engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities throughout Australia in relation to training and employment opportunities, procurement of business and providing in-kind support,” said Benson. “We look forward to the continued support of our employees, local communities and customers such as Santos on our journey of Indigenous Australian engagement.”
The original artwork design on the tankers was created for Toll’s Reconciliation Action Plan by Indigenous artist Marcus Lee to express the daily movement activities of the transport and logistics sector that Toll provides, while also representing the many and varied employment pathways on offer.