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

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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.”

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