the ups and downs of supply and demand in container transport

Ups and Downs of Supply and Demand in Containers

In the three years since the current business came together, through the ups and downs of supply and demand in containers, PJG Transport has gone to nine trucks and 30 trailers. The fleet consists of four Scanias, two Hinos, a Mercedes Benz, a UD and a smaller rigid Fuso. The PJG operation now employs six office staff.  Read more

a specialised vehicle transportation service

A Specialised Vehicle Transportation Service 

Based in Southern Sydney, Select Tilt Tray Group provides a specialised vehicle transportation service for a number of customers including Toyota industrial equipment. Diesel News’ Paul Matthei looks at a company which depends on a fleet of Hino trucks to ensure the ongoing requirements of hard-won clients are met on time, every time. Read more

emerging from the Covid-19 crisis safely

Emerging From the Covid-19 Crisis Safely

The trucking industry has had to work through the last few months under a lot of pressure caused by this virus emergency, but we should now be looking at how we will go about emerging from the Covid-19 crisis safely. Read more

Russell Transport’s heavy haulage operation

Russell Transport’s Heavy Haulage Operation

Keep on learning is the mantra for the man behind the wheel of Russell Transport’s heavy haulage operation, both operationally and literally, Shane Rachow. His time is divided between organising loads and gaining route permits in addition to loading, unloading and driving the trucks.  Read more

charges based on market power

Charges Based on Market Power

With Sydney stevedores still charging each truck into the port an ‘Infrastructure Charge’ as a well as time slot fees and empty container return fees, businesses like PJG Transport are having to deal with what are, charges based on market power. Each movement at the port ends up costing the client over $130 every time a box is collected.  Read more

Getting the trucks looking right

Getting the Trucks Looking Right

“Getting the trucks looking right was the plan from day one,” says Mick Colley, owner of Bedrock Quarry Products and Bulk Transport. “We sign wrote the first one and we started to get calls from that. I was talking to a sales manager at one of the big operators and they said they had seen my trucks everywhere. I said ‘oh yeah’, later they asked how many trucks I had, and told them ‘one’. Read more

is Toll up for sale?

Is Toll Up For Sale?

Reports in the Australian Financial Review’s Street Talk column are asking the question, is Toll up for sale? The reports suggest Japan Post are looking for an entity that may be interested in investing in the Australian logistic giant, to enable it to extricate itself from its current position. Read more

Sydney container coverage

Sydney Container Coverage

Although it mainly concentrates on Sydney container coverage, some of the longest runs PJG Transport handles are to Melbourne, with containers for fumigation. The trucks are more normally running around the Sydney region as well as heading out of the city as far as Taree, Newcastle, Dubbo and Canberra.  Read more

increasing productivity with SPECTS

Increasing Productivity with SPECTS 

Bedrock Quarry Products and Bulk Transport are increasing productivity with SPECTS, pioneering using Transport for NSW’s Safety, Productivity and Environment Construction Transport Scheme, known as SPECTS. The system has been devised to enable operators to be able to run new combinations without having to add the Intelligent Access Program to their trucks. Read more