a truck fit for purpose

A Truck Fit For Purpose

No matter what the freight task one of the most important things is to use a truck fit for purpose. Diesel News finds a company distributing fitness equipment has found exactly that. Read more

BevChain is taking on 90 UD Quon

BevChain is Taking on 90 UD Quon

In an announcement by Linfox Logistics, it has revealed that its bespoke beverage logistics brand, BevChain is taking on 90 UD Quon. The operation has invested in a fleet of more than 90 UD Trucks Quon CD 25 360.  Read more

bigger trucking operators are talking to smaller companies

Bigger Trucking Operators are Talking to Smaller Companies

Small operators are beginning to see some of the bigger trucking operators are talking to smaller companies about hauling their product. Jono DePaoli is based in Leeton, and his operation, JDP Logistics, has carved out a niche for itself hauling local produce out of the area to the capital cities, mainly Melbourne and Sydney, plus occasionally Brisbane. Read more

Power’s supply chain for Bendigo

Power’s Supply Chain for Bendigo

Regional towns and cities depend on highly flexible and proactive local distribution operations to keep the local economy moving forward Diesel  News looks at Power’s supply chain for Bendigo. The issues in around regional distribution in Australia are meat and drink for Power’s Country Express. Read more

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

Is There a Place for 500hp Engines?

With many current multi-trailer prime movers sporting 550 or 600hp ratings, in this market segment is there a place for 500hp engines? Diesel News’ Paul Matthei answers the question. Read more

Everyone here struggles for drivers

Everyone Here Struggles for Drivers

“Everyone here struggles for drivers,” says Jono DePaoli, JDP Logistics, based in The Riverina in NSW. “A lot of them have gone back to doing work like farming. The simple fact is, that with the rules and regulations, everything has changed from what they are used to. A mistake in your book can cost you a fortune. Honestly, we are policed to the max and it gets ridiculous after a while. When you are pulled up and get a defect for a reflector which is missing, it is going too far. Read more

development of the fleet

Development of the Fleet

For any transport operation it is necessary to constantly think about the development of the fleet. At GLW Freight Management in Perth, the approach has been between being traditionally smart or smartly traditional.  Read more

carving out a niche hauling local produce

Carving Out a Niche Hauling Local Produce

Diesel News visited an operation which is carving out a niche hauling local produce out of the Riverina area to the capital cities, mainly Melbourne and Sydney, plus occasionally Brisbane. Jono DePaoli has been working in the trucking industry since he was 16, for over twenty-five years, and his operation, JDP Logistics, based in Leeton, sits close to the Murrumbidgee River itself.  Read more

interstate vs intrastate

Interstate vs Intrastate 

There is a balance to be found for GLW Freight, based in the Perth suburb of Forrestdale, in in the city’s southwest where many of the transport operations of Western Australia are based, with its easy access to the roads to the east looking at interstate vs intrastate. Read more

hauling out of the Riverina

Hauling Out of the Riverina

As one of the most important areas for growing fresh produce in Australia, hauling out of the Riverina is home to a large number of operators with a wide variety of local produce on board. Diesel News talks to one of those operators at JDP Logistics. Read more