With a business distributing fuel to distributors in rural NSW, in areas such as Inverell, Moree and Goondiwindi, it’s important for Rob Hanneman to keep track of trucks. He started the Maktrans operation 13 years ago after he took over from an existing fuel carting business.
MaxiTrans will be demonstrating its complete solution capability and its commitment to providing reliable support throughout the MaxiTrans national network. The company will also be emphasising its end-to-end capability by showcasing MaxiParts and MaxiTrans Servicing, as well as its recently acquired Live Bottom Floor solution, Trout River Australia.
When Rob Hannemann started the Maktrans operation 13 years ago after he took over from an existing fuel carting business, getting compliance right was not the number one priority.The initial two trucks were part of a contract with BP to distribute fuel to the distributors in rural NSW, in areas such as Inverell, Moree and Goondiwindi. The original business had been located in Ipswich but Rob relocated it to his hometown, Toowoomba.
As the world of road transport becomes more complex and new laws tighten up around compliance, compliance from the driver’s seat becomes more difficult. The truck driver is still the key component in any compliance strategy for a trucking operation.
Handling fuel supplies to vast rural areas like northwestern NSW requires a specific kind of operation, it’s a question of scale.
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A Monash University study, done in partnership with Linfox and the Transport Workers Union, takes a more holistic approach, to identify opportunities to improve health and wellbeing amongst truck drivers, the study seeks to characterise the nature of injury and disease more broadly. The team are looking beyond road crashes and into things like mental health conditions, back pain and hearing loss which are all areas of major concern in truck drivers.Read more