October 08 2019
Miles Transport was established in 1991 by Geoff Mile’s parents, Nick and Mary Miles. In the beginning, the company transported garden and nursery stock from Melbourne to all over Tasmania, however in 1999 they were asked to cart fresh-cut flowers from Melbourne to Sydney – something Miles Transport has been doing ever since. The company still operates out of its depot in Monbulk in Victoria’s scenic Dandenong Ranges, although the size of the depot has expanded fairly from its first set up. When Nick established the company he had just one International prime mover and a trailer that he purchased through his old employer. From those humble beginnings the company has come a long way to now owning 12 trucks, mainly Kenworth with a couple of European makes in the mix, and 13 trailers, 12 of which are from MaxiTRANS.
October 08 2019
Victorian grain operator Bill Fay has been working in the trucking industry for many decades. Although it wasn’t a planned decision to enter this sector, Bill has come a long way since buying his first truck in 1983. Coming from a farming background, Bill says it was a combination of both coincidence and need that he entered into transport operations. Following humble beginnings, Bill’s grain transport business expanded its presence from Carranballac across regional Victoria. However, in recent years he has down-sized and his new company, Fay Grain, specialises in transport of grains, dairy and other niche goods for a range of clients across western regional Victoria.
Vantrans Container Transport
September 25 2019
With nearly three decades of experience in wharf cartage, Vantrans Container Transport specialises in bulk movement of empty shipping containers between the Port of Melbourne and container depots in Melbourne’s west. The Footscray-based company has signed on some new clients this year and to help support this growth and improve efficiency, Vantrans recently purchased three double-configuration Freighter Super-B skeletal combinations from MaxiTRANS. “It’s a low-margin business and most of the time we work on very tight deadlines, which means efficiency is key,” Vantrans founder Jeremy van Hoff says. “Most days, we have over 60 vehicles moving between the port and the depots, therefore we wanted to maximise our vehicle productivity.”
Lawson Sideloader Services
May 02 2019
Lawson Sideloader Services has enjoyed an unsurpassed period of growth over recent years. To help support this, the Melbourne-based Company ordered five Freighter trailers as it looks to expand its container handling operations currently triangulated between depots in Tottenham, Dandenong South and head office in Tullamarine. Lawsons Sideloader Services opted for the A-double as it can access a similar network to a B-double. It carries two 40 foot containers and while the Super-B does the same, access can be limited which will restrict transit in urban areas prone to permits. With this particular A-double, one permit covers any Victorian road within the PBS 2B cubic network. The 30m A-double’s manoeuvrability makes it compliant to run on the HPFV network when running at a higher mass, whilst also having the ability to access Level 2B cubic PBS routes in Victoria at 68.5T or less mass limit. This allows Lawson Sideloader Services to access additional routes that its current fleet of Super B-double combinations is not able to access, with the added benefit of still carrying two 40 foot containers. Although the A-double provides extra carrying capacity, it is the ease and flexibility it promises freight forwarding that determined the recent purchase, according to David. At MaxiTRANS we believe in partnering to create tailored solutions that suit unique customer requirements, rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach. We first listen and understand a business’ requirements. We provide professional advice. This allows our customers to make a more informed decision about what works for them. It’s one of the reasons why more customers are requesting MaxiTRANS’ assistance when it comes to creating solutions.