Mack Trucks Australia has celebrated an historic new milestone, handing over the keys to the 1,000th Mack truck built for Hanson, one of Australia’s most iconic construction material suppliers.
The 1,000th Mack truck is a Trident AF with a four-axle dog trailer, which will work out of Hanson’s Wolffdene quarry in Queensland, reported to be one of the largest quarry’s in the southern hemisphere.
Commenting on the handover, Hanson General Manager of Logistics Scott Tipping said the company had developed a strong relationship with Mack Trucks for nearly 35 years, which assists in fulfilling their orders and meeting thousands of customer deliveries each month.
“One of the key reasons Hanson chooses Mack is because they build their trucks locally in Australia, which gives us the ability to customise the trucks for our different needs,” Mr Tipping said.
“Another big reason is the safety pack. Our trucks spend a significant amount of time on Australia’s highways, so collision mitigation technology is an added level of safety we are able to provide our drivers and road users.”
Part of the global HeidelbergConcrete Group, Hanson operates more than 70 quarries and 216 concrete plants in Australia, in addition to a 1,750-strong logistics fleet as part of their order fulfilment process.
Hanson has more Agitators and Truck and Dogs on order with full Safety Pack, due for delivery between now and Q1 2019.