A clean start for freight
INDUSTRY insiders say a state-of-the-art truck and trailer combination could position Fremantle Port as the Australian leader in maintaining efficient freight connections with minimal community impact.
The low-noise, low-emission combination – comprising a Scania prime mover and trailers built by Bibra Lake-based manufacturer Howard Porter – was put on display for Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt and Melville Mayor George Gear last month.
Western Roads Federation chief executive Cam Dumesny said the vehicle was “far safer” and had the potential
to reduce truck movements by up to 20 percent due to its higher productivity.
“It meets the Euro 6 emission standards. which means it produces up to 95 per cent less nitrogen oxide
and 97 per cent less particulate matter emissions than some of the older trucks still on our roads,” Mr Dumesny said.
In June, Mr Pettitt and Mr Gear joined East Fremantle
Mayor Jim O’Neill in calling for a “clean freight initiative” including capping freight volumes and placing stricter controls on the types of trucks allowed to transport freight.
Western Roads Federation chief executive Cam Dumesny (left) with Melville Mayor George Gear, Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt, Warners Transport's Geoff Underdown, Scania’s Dean Hansen and Howard Porter's Jarrad Day.