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Hanson takes delivery of milestone Mack

Commercial vehicle manufacturer, Mack Trucks Australia, has celebrated an historic milestone by delivering the 1000th truck built for construction material suppliers Hanson.

The truck, a Mack Trident AF with a four-axle dog trailer, will work out of Hanson’s Queensland Wolffdene quarry, reportedly one of the largest of its kind found in the Southern Hemisphere it was announced today.

Hanson General Manager of Logistics Scott Tipping said the company had developed a strong relationship with Mack Trucks for nearly 35 years, which assists 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,” he 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 1,750-strong logistics fleet as part of their order fulfillment process.

Dean Bestwick, Mack Trucks Australia Vice President said Mack is proud to provide Hanson with tough, reliable and Australian-made trucks that deliver 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,” he 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.

(Image: Dean Bestwick, Vice President Mack Trucks Australia, Scott Tipping, General Manager Logistics Hanson).

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