traditionally smart or smartly traditional

Traditionally Smart or Smartly Traditional

For any transport operation it is necessary to find the right balance between old fashioned trucking and running a smart modern operation and, for GLW Freight Management in Perth, the approach can be described as being traditionally smart or smartly traditional.  Read more

using data from the whole Toll fleet

Using Data From the Whole Toll Fleet

Dr Sarah Jones is the General Manager Safety and Compliance at Toll Group and she presented the result of some statistical work she has been doing using data from the whole Toll fleet. As the Asia Pacific region’s largest supplier of transport Toll Group has plenty of vehicles on the road. Every day the vehicles in the business travel the distance to the moon and back. Read more

the ups and downs of the Western Australian economy

The Ups and Downs of the Western Australian Economy

Kwik Logistics is a company which has grown consistently over the years while having to deal with the ups and downs of the Western Australian economy. It has been developed by Craig Smith-Gander who comes from a varied background and not one steeped in the traditions of the trucking industry.  Read more

flexibility in the fleet

Flexibility in the Fleet 

According to Steve Davidge and his wife Sam, who run a small operation from a modest yard on the edge of Temora NSW, it’s important to keep flexibility in the fleet. Typical of transport businesses in the area, their operation serves the agricultural industry with sets of tippers geared to handle the cyclical changes of location and product as the seasons change. Read more

quick and smart out west

Quick and Smart Out West

When times get tough and businesses need to readjust, it pays to be quick and smart out west. Diesel News talks to Kwik Logistics owner Craig Smith-Gander about his growing diverse business in the west. Read more

trucking out Temora way

Trucking Out Temora Way

Running a Grain Cartage Business in Country NSW is hard enough, but Steve Davidge also runs a horse breaking and training business at the same time, so Diesel News checked in on trucking out Temora way. Read more

running the trucks right

Running the Trucks Right

Mick Baker runs a small fleet of trucks out of small base in Dalby, 200km west of Brisbane, on the Darling Downs and insists on running the trucks right. Still driving himself, Mick comes from a farming background. His father grew up on the farm and has a farm with a couple of trucks. He spent his youth driving a Mack R600 around the paddock. Read more

small fleet of multiple combination trucks

Small Fleet of Multiple Combination Trucks

Mick Baker runs a small fleet of multiple combination trucks out of small base in Dalby, 200km west of Brisbane, on the Darling Downs. Still driving himself, Mick comes from a farming background. His father grew up on the farm and has a farm with a couple of trucks. He spent his youth driving a Mack R600 around the paddock. Read more

the strength of Wangaratta’s micro-economy

The Strength of Wangaratta’s Micro-Economy

Businesses like Link Cold Storage and Transport have been able to grow because of the strength of Wangaratta’s micro-economy. The operation has been able to grow because small niche suppliers are basing themselves in the area, as a result of the quality-of-life available there.

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specialising in express freight

Specialising in Express Freight

Based at Beresfield near Newcastle, AJM Transport is specialising in express freight along the eastern seaboard between Brisbane and Melbourne. The company also runs an express freight service to Darwin, employing a two-up driving team operating the flagships of the fleet – a pair of Kenworth T909 conventionals. The two do opposite legs with one hauling a quad road-train and the other a B-triple.

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