Rivet Mining Services put 19 prime movers and 24 side tipping trailers on the block as it slims down its Port Hedland-based heavy haulage fleet
RIVET MINING SERVICES put 19 prime movers and 24 side-tipping trailers on the block as it slims down its Port Hedland-based heavy haulage fleet.
The company sold 87 lots in total, including low loaders, Franna cranes, prime movers, fuel tanker trailers, side tipping trailers, dolly converter trailers and extendable trailers, through a tender process run by Gordon Brothers.
Rivet chief operating officer Philip Tonks tells ATN its heavy haulage operations were largely a sideline to the bulk haulage arm, which make up “99 per cent” of the business.
“This is just surplus assets in the hea vy haulage area which we don’t require,” Tonks says. “We are still doing some heavy haulage in the region and we still specialise with certain clients for that, but apart from that, there is nothing more to it than that.”
Tonks says Rivet has been upgrading its bulk haulage fleet, lifting its number of superquads to 55, while keeping an average fleet age of between four and five years.
“The quads have increased load capacity, to provide those efficiencies to our customer to enable them to be the most efficient operator out there,” he says.
The Fuel Trans fleet acquired is made up of predominantly Kenworth prime movers and a mixture of Tieman and Marshall Lethlean tankers.
“These will be used to service the existing contracts and fit well into Centurion’s fleet specifications,” a spokesman tells ATN.
“Centurion is purchasing a variety of additional Tieman tankers to service the new Viva contract.”