The Glen Cameron Group has taken delivery of two new Mack Granite day cab 6×4 prime movers to be based at its Yatala depot south of Brisbane.
The 500hp mDrive Macks join an ever growing Queensland fleet for Camerons.
“We have a great relationship with Volvo and we are not normally Mack buyers,” said Glen Cameron Group Asset Manager Shane Coates.
“We’ve currently got more than 150 Volvos in our fleet but for our business it’s all about the support that comes after the sale that matters to us which is where Volvo have been solid, so our expectation is that Mack’s support will be just as good.”
The Cameron Group has experienced 20 per cent growth in its Queensland operations during the past 12 months and has been investing in new equipment including Vawdrey super B-double trailer sets and new Maxi Trans double drop B-double trailer sets.
The Volvo Group including Mack has played a significant role in supporting the Cameron Group through this growth phase over the last several years with Volvo FE and FM twin steer 8×4 rigids and FH prime movers.
“We don’t have many conventional trucks because they can give you limitations on what you can tow and where you can tow it,” said Shane.
“But these new trucks are day cabs and not performing a linehaul task, but rather a local task around the Brisbane metropolitan area as the final leg of our interstate business.”
Justin Blaney is Cameron’s Queensland State Manager and has been with Camerons for 25 years.
It was 18 years ago that he moved to Queensland to help establish Cameron Interstate with just two rigid trucks.
Operations Manager Ross Nicol has been at Blaney’s side for 16 years building the Queensland business.
They are now also taking on the green field property next door to the current purpose built depot which has been strategically located in Yatala, thereby adding another 12,000 square metres to the current 20,000 square metres to further advance the service provided to Queensland customers.