Hornby Transport Services at the leading edge of change.
“We can accomplish a range of freight tasks across a variety of supply chains in a safer, more efficient manner because of the Intelligent Access Program (IAP)”
Wollongong based Hornby Transport Services runs a fleet of 33 trucks and engages an additional 14 sub-contractors to transport steel, aluminium waste, mining and building products.
The majority of the fleet operates under the IAP with 30 trucks in total (including one sub-contractor) of which nine are B-Doubles, one Performance Based Standards (PBS) approved Quad Dog combination and 20 semi-trailers.
AT A GLANCE
- Hornby Transport Services sees telematics as a technology which has enabled them to communicate better with their customers and drivers
- Enrolled in the IAP since 2008 – savings clearly outweighed the costs associated with enrolment and ongoing operations
- Increased payloads from 22 to 24 tonnes (9% on semi-trailers) with Higher Mass Limits (HML) made available through the IAP in NSW
- Reduced number of truck trips by approximately 9% due to the payload gains made available through the IAP
- Benefitting their customers and the broader community.
“We saw telematics as a technology which enabled us to communicate better with our customers and our drivers,” said Mr Hornby.
“It was clear from the outset that enrolling our vehicles in the IAP to obtain Higher Mass Limits (HML) access in NSW made sound business sense.”
“We have had our vehicles enrolled in the IAP since 2008 because the savings clearly outweighed the costs associated with enrolment and ongoing operations.”
“An example of this is the increase of payloads from 22 tonnes to 24 tonnes, or about 9 per cent on our semi-trailers.”