Mile­stone Mack for Han­son

Con­struc­tion sup­pli­ers get keys to their 1000th truck

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MACK Trucks Aus­tralia has cel­e­brated a his­toric new mile­stone, hand­ing over the keys to the 1000th Mack truck built for Han­son, one of Aus­tralia’s most iconic con­struc­tion ma­te­rial sup­pli­ers.

The 1000th Mack truck is a Tri­dent AF with a four-axle dog trailer, which will work out of Han­son’s Wolff­dene quarry in Queens­land, re­ported to be one of the largest quar­ries in the south­ern hemi­sphere.

Com­ment­ing on the han­dover, Han­son gen­eral man­ager of lo­gis­tics Scott Tip­ping said the com­pany had de­vel­oped a strong re­la­tion­ship with Mack Trucks for nearly 35 years, which as­sisted in ful­fill­ing their or­ders and meet­ing thou­sands of cus­tomer de­liv­er­ies each month.

“One of the key rea­sons Han­son chooses Mack is be­cause they build their trucks lo­cally in Aus­tralia, which gives us the abil­ity to cus­tomise the trucks for our dif­fer­ent needs,” Mr Tip­ping said.

“An­other big rea­son is the safety pack. Our trucks spend a sig­nif­i­cant amount of time on Aus­tralia’s high­ways, so col­li­sion mit­i­ga­tion tech­nol­ogy is an added level of safety we are able to pro­vide our driv­ers and road users.”

Part of the global Hei­del­bergCe­ment Group, Han­son op­er­ates more than 70 quar­ries and 216 con­crete plants in Aus­tralia, in ad­di­tion to a 1750-strong lo­gis­tics fleet as part of their or­der ful­fil­ment process.

Mack Trucks Aus­tralia vice-pres­i­dent Dean Best­wick said Mack was proud to pro­vide Han­son with tough, re­li­able and Aus­tralian-made trucks that de­liv­ered con­struc­tion ma­te­ri­als on time and safely to all Han­son cus­tomers.

“Over three-and-a-half decades work­ing to­gether, Mack has a deep un­der­stand­ing of Han­son’s op­er­a­tions, their re­quire­ments to be tough enough for the quar­ries, achieve max­i­mum pay­load and keep road users safe,” Mr Best­wick said.

“We are proud of this mile­stone and the re­la­tion­ship we have built with Han­son over this pe­riod of time. Our team is con­tin­u­ously work­ing with Han­son to im­prove the trucks’ specs, to keep the driv­ers happy and de­liver on what Han­son needs – which is a tough, re­li­able truck that gets the job done.”

Han­son has more Ag­i­ta­tors and Truck and Dogs on or­der with full Safety Pack, due for de­liv­ery be­tween now and Q1 2019.

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SPE­CIAL BOND: Han­son's 1000th Mack truck work­ing hard at their Wolff­dene quarry in Queens­land.

Mack Trucks Aus­tralia vice-pres­i­dent Dean Best­wick hands the keys to Han­son gen­eral man­ager of lo­gis­tics Scott Tip­ping.

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