Author Archives: Maree Mullett

Toll grows its fizzy logic

Toll Group, has secured contracts with Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) to provide a range of transportation services across Australia worth $380 million over five years. The initial five-year contract involves route distribution, bulk distribution and interstate road, rail and sea transport, and nearly doubles Toll’s existing revenue gained from this work. Toll’s Contract Logistics Divisional General Manager Bruce Wilson said the ...

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UD Trucks starts delivery of Quester in Thailand

The latest addition to heavy truck manufacturing in Thailand, the UD Quester, has celebrated the delivery of the first units to Thailand’s Asia Group. Thailand’s Asia Group manufactures concrete piles and will be using the 15 Quester heavy duty prime movers in its operations throughout Thailand. The contract also includes a comprehensive 3-year maintenance and repair agreement. Being part of ...

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Safer Conditions and Improved Payment Protection for Drivers

Greater protection for drivers and the removal of unsafe or unfair work practices and incentives are the key provisos in the first Road Safety Remuneration Order (RSRO) issued by the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal. After extensive consultation with interested stakeholders in the road transport industry over the past 12 months, the first RSRO takes effect from 1st May 2014 and ...

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Toll adds more grunt with heavy haulage acquisition

Toll Group, has grown its capabilities in the over-dimensional and heavy haulage sector with the conditional acquisition of the business and assets of Nationwide Transport Solutions (NTS). NTS has annual revenues of $17 million, is headquartered in Port Kembla, and services the over-dimensional and heavy haulage requirements of major infrastructure projects as well as the energy, alternative energy, and heavy ...

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Screen Cam cuts insurance premiums for UK operator.

A haulage company is set to make a £20,000 saving on its insurance premium after installing Smart Witness accident cameras to its fleet of 50 vehicles. Wrings Transport spent £9,000 on the devices which record the road ahead and were developed to establish liability quickly after accidents. Stuart Wring, MD of Wrings Transport, based in Hallen in South Gloucestershire, decided ...

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Collapsed pallet leads to liability

Industry consultant Nelson Joyce has highlighted liability concerns over poor standards of pallet stacking and loading. “With personnel safety risks and third party product damage the two main areas of potential trouble, it is now more important than ever to properly secure pallet contents so they remain stable during handling and transport,” said Mr. Joyce. “During shipment, your pallet is ...

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MaxiPARTS Albury Relocation

Truck and Trailer parts chain, MaxiPARTS, has relocated its Albury store to a new, purpose built and larger facility in Catherine Crescent, Lavington, NSW. Open for business, effective immediately, the new building is less than 3km from the previous location. It provides a significantly larger retail and warehouse space to allow the business to properly stock and display its expanded ...

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TruckSafe welcomes Unanderra Tanker Hire

The TruckSafe safety accreditation program is proud to welcome its newest accredited member, Unanderra Tanker Hire (NSW). Unanderra Tanker Hire specialises in the transport of bulk chemicals and liquid waste products throughout metro and regional NSW, and also operates along the eastern seaboard from Queensland to Victoria. The company started operations as a single truck operation 30 years ago, expanding ...

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Australia wins Scania Top Team 2013

eam Southern Stars from the Scania workshop in Sydney, Australia, has earned the title of the world’s best Scania service team. The winners defeated skilled service teams from New Zealand and Finland in the Scania Top Team 2013 world finals. On 21 and 22 November, the world’s 10 most skilled Scania service teams participated in the Scania Top Team 2013 ...

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MaxiPARTS Expands in NSW

Australian truck and trailer parts supplier, MaxiPARTS, has announced the acquisition of Central Coast Truck Parts, expected to be effective on 2nd December 2013. At the same time and to meet growing demand, MaxiPARTS’ current wholesale warehouse in Moorebank will be relocated to a significantly larger combined retail/wholesale facility in Ingleburn in early December. MaxiPARTS General Manager, Peter Loimaranta, said ...

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