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Streeflands nears 30 years with Fuso

Tasmanian transport company, Streeflands, has praised its fleet of Fuso trucks as it nears 30 years in business.

Rick and Theresa Streefland started the business in 1986 and bought their first Fuso truck from Chris Saltmarsh at CJD Equipment, now running a fleet of 50 vehicles including trucks, utes and vans – 14 of which are Fuso trucks.

According to Fuso, Streeflands ensures it can provide a high level of service by working only with a select number of clients including Coca-Cola Amatil, Cripps, Juicy Isle, Mauri and the Hobart Mercury newspaper.

Troy Streefland said the company has been able to rely on the Fuso trucks and the solid support from CJD Equipment going on 30 years

“Dad’s first truck was a Mitsubishi (Fuso) and he just kept buying them,” he says.
“They are reliable and comfortable, the drivers really enjoy driving them and we know that CJD Equipment will always back us.”

All of the Fuso trucks Streeflands currently run are manual, but Streefland said the company will likely switch to AMT transmissions, including the quick-shifting dual clutch Duonic automated manual in Canter models, to make it easier for drivers in future.

Streefland said that its drivers are also front-facing operators that must uphold the company's customer service promise on a range of tasks, such as filling shop shelves for Cripps bread deliveries and ensuring any old stock is returned.

“We are placing more and more emphasis on customer service when we employ drivers these days,” Streefland said.

“Increasingly, it’s not enough to simply be a good driver.”

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