Based in Brisbane, Queensland, and working with Transurban Queensland, Gateway’s typical day sees them work the Transurban open road networks in Brisbane, keeping a keen eye on 60 kilometres of motorways.
Gateway’s Operations and Maintenance Manager Simon Kirkpatrick says that they found Isuzu trucks to fit their specific applications well.
And with their business growing quickly, their fleet demand has also increased.
This meant that to build the perfect trucks for Gateway’s applications—and have them built in time—the team at Holden Leasing had to jump right in with their expertise and work closely with Brisbane Isuzu.
“We work in a high-speed, open-road environment, so we need the engine power to get our trucks up to road speed quickly,” Simon said.
“Engine aside, we wanted practicality, reliability, good handling, and in-cabin comfort,” Simon said.
For Gateway, this calls for features like short wheelbases and automatic transmission.
“We wanted a powerful but more compact unit, so we’ve gone for a short wheelbase with our new fleet of Isuzu F Series trucks with an excellent turning circle, which allows us to easily navigate emergency situations and carriageways with narrower lanes,” Simon explained.
“And the automatic transmission is a great benefit, which not only allows us to cater to the different driving styles of our drivers, but also helps us take better care of our trucks by reducing wear and tear of driveline components such as the clutch.”
And in this vein of truck love and care, Gateway’s incident response trucks are each named after Australian military campaigns and emblazoned with a unique livery.