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Haulaway takes delivery of new Scania hooklifts

Melbourne-based construction and waste specialist, Haulaway, has added to its fleet of Scania commercial vehicles.

The family-owned and operated company recently took delivery of two New Truck Generation P 450 8x4 hooklifts in corporate livery of black, gold and green - for its crocodile insignia.

With seven Scanias in a fleet of 37 trucks, Haulaway employs 60 staff and is dedicated to skip and hook bins.

In recent times it has expanded its operations to include bulk bins, walking-floor trailers and a new supply of four cubic metre Morrell bins.

As the business has grown Haulaway has moved on from rigid hook and skip trucks to prime movers for semi-trailers, B-doubles with plans to soon incorporate A-doubles onto their network.

According to Jake Hilbert, Haulaway Sales Manager and grandson of the company founder, the new trucks are delivering a fuel burn of 3.0 km per litre.

“That’s a massive difference from the 2.4 we were getting from our older trucks we have now replaced,” he said.

“Fuel burn data is also important, and we get a lot of this from Scania. Customers are keen to understand the carbon footprint we are leaving while undertaking work for them. Twelve months ago no one was interested but requests for this data have been increasing, and I am sure that in the next year the provision of this type of information will become a bigger issue,” said Hilbert.

The NTG P 450s on the Haulaway fleet can carry up to 28.5 tonnes. They cart bins from 6-31 cubic metres.

Both trucks are on five-year Repair & Maintenance contracts.

The trucks, on a typical day, perform between six to ten drops.

As the driver is frequently in and out of the cab accessibility is crucial.

“We are monitoring fleets more and more now, which is why the technology in the Scania is so interesting,” said Hilbert.

“It is not something we have focussed on a lot in the past but lately we are because we can see the efficiency advantages available to us from knowing where a truck is located, where it has been, exactly when it was there, and what its relative utilisation has been,” he said.

“The drivers have also been very supportive of us fitting forward facing cameras on the dash, as it is very reliable witness to what happens in front of the truck and it can clear them from blame in the event of an incident.”

He added, “They all have reversing cameras as well, because much of the work involves constricted approaches.”

All reporting, as they are paperless in the trucks, is done by iPads and online software.

“Live reporting is another area where we feel we can gain an edge,” said Hilbert.

“With Scania we have full fleet use transparency, so all across our business we can monitor from the point of selling our service, through the vehicle activity and all the way to invoicing.”

Hilbert has all relevant licences and regularly gets out in the trucks on the weekend.

He said the company was planning on adding two Scania R 620 V8s to pull equipment, like the walking-floor trailers it was using to cart recycling material, general waste, garbage to landfill, mulch, compost and garden waste.

“Haulaway has been growing thanks to organic growth, world-of-mouth, and upselling current customers,” said Hilbert.

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