look at the broader picture

Look at the Broader Picture

Operators handling the task which was formerly one which was simply that of getting livestock to the saleyards or abattoir now have to look at the broader picture. The work is now fraught with a wide array of regulatory and compliance issues. Read more

Bedrock’s colours are instantly recognisable

Bedrock’s Colours are Instantly Recognisable

The tippers running around Sydney in Bedrock’s colours are instantly recognisable and there seems to be plenty of them on the roads. The infrastructure growth in Sydney means there are a lot of building materials on the move to feed the projects on the go.  Read more

honours for two trucking icons

Honours for Two Trucking Icons

When the Australia Day 2020 Honours List was published earlier this week, there were honours for two trucking icons. Chosen for their service to the road transport industry and to the community, Tom Lindsay and Paul Freestone have both been awarded a medal of the Order of Australia. Read more

animal person first and a truckie second

Animal Person First and a Truckie Second

People working in the livestock transport game are often an animal person first and a truckie second. It takes a different kind of person to work in this sector of the transport industry. This is an important part of the culture in this sector of the transport industry. Read more

ensuring compliance throughout the business

Ensuring Compliance Throughout the Business

Compliance has become a very large part of many trucking businesses and this can make it even more complicated, when ensuring compliance throughout the business, in the livestock transport sector with the addition of animal welfare concerns on top of those relevant to any other trucking operation. Read more

efficient and innovative distribution

Efficient and Innovative Distribution

The local economy in regional towns like Bendigo needs an efficient and innovative distribution set-up in order for local businesses to thrive, get supplies from the city and distribute their goods locally and into the large centres of population.  Read more

1,260,000km while still wearing its original brake pads

1,260,000km While Still Wearing its Original Brake Pads 

Nick Apostolovski’s 2012 Scania R 560 which formerly did the fish run between Melbourne and Sydney has notched 1,260,000km while still wearing its original brake pads with plenty of life remaining. Nick, with the help of his wife, Daniela, runs a diverse haulage business called NAD Transport. 

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a freight hub for more far flung towns

A Freight Hub For More Far Flung Towns

Bendigo serves as a freight hub for more far flung towns like Swan Hill, Castlemaine, Kyneton, Rochester and Echuca and all the areas in between. The freight coming into Bendigo, for distribution in the city and further afield is many and varied, as is the freight coming in from those areas for onward shipment into the capital city. Read more

diverse multi-trailer container carting

Diverse Multi-Trailer Container Carting 

Having successfully operated a number of V8-engined Scanias over the years, a Melbourne-based operator is now finding the six-cylinder Scania G 500 and R 500 New Truck Generation (NTG) prime movers ideal for a diverse multi-trailer container carting and line haul fridge van operation. The never-ending quest for improved fuel efficiency provides the six-pack powertrain with a compelling case. Read more