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

ongoing success of Russell Transport

Ongoing Success of Russell Transport

One of the key factors in the ongoing success of Russell Transport in Queensland is the diversity of its operations. Diesel News speaks with Shane Rachow, Supervisor of the company’s Heavy Haulage division, to find out what makes this highly specialised operation tick. Read more

up and down the supply chain

Up and Down the Supply Chain

Collection and delivery points are many and varied in the livestock game as trucks are involved up and down the supply chain. The basic loading set up at a cattle property, as well as the loading and unloading facilities in sale yards and abattoirs are an ongoing concern. Read more

being in the box business

Being in the Box Business

For a trucking operator, being in the box business can be a a stressful environment to work in, but it can have its rewards, rewards for a bit of hard yacka. Diesel News talks to Peter Gatt, running a busy container operation out of Enfield, just south of Sydney’s Olympic Park.
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not just a transport operation

Not Just a Transport Operation

The Bedrock business is not just a transport operation, the end-users are buying the product from Bedrock and it is being delivered in Bedrock trucks, although the company also uses a number of sub-contractors.  Read more

differences in culture and operation

Differences in Culture and Operation

The move from a long career using road trains in the Northern Territory to the relatively civilised Gold Coast and much smaller combination has meant a lot of differences in culture and operation for Spud Murphy. Read more