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Followmont Transport showcases new vehicles from Volvo Group

A noteworthy delivery of several heavy duty commercial vehicles this week has signalled the intentions going forward of Brisbane-based freight specialist Followmont Transport.

The company today confirmed it had introduced 12 new additions from Volvo Group Australia for which it has forged a strong commercial partnership over many years.

It proudly displayed a range of new Volvo FH16s, Mack Granites and Tridents outside its depot in Eagle Farm where it has, despite the downward trending of the national economy, continued to deliver on major contracts for its customers.

The 600 horsepower Volvos, of which Followmont has purchased five, and a pair of Mack Tridents have been designated for the company's New South Wales linehaul division.

Five new Mack Granites, what's more, will go into operation on the company's Brisbane and NSW PUD fleet.

Regardless of uncertainty brewing in the market, Followmont has honoured a company mandate to reinvest back into the business to give its customers and people the best and most efficient experience the company said today.

"Like many of our relationships with providers and customers, this partnership with Volvo Australia is a long standing one and spans over 30 years," said Followmont Transport Managing Director and CEO Mark Tobin.

"At Followmont we also pride ourselves on supporting Australian business through local manufacturing."

Established in 1984 with two trucks delivering magazines, the company has grown to 850 staff, over a 1000 vehicles and opened new locations across Queensland and, in more recent years, New South Wales.

Through growth, its network, people and fleet has also bloomed according to Tobin.

“Through our growth my priority has always been to serve our customers in an efficient manner whilst also keeping our staff safe as well as the customers’ goods. This is why we use the most innovative safety systems and accessories including Mt Data Telematics and the latest Seeing Machines Fatigue intervention technology in our fleet," he said.

"Finally through such uncertain times I would like to thank our staff in every area for playing a crucial part in keeping up the delivery of essential goods and of course to our customers for trusting Followmont to continue the delivery of these essential goods through uncertain times. We have been fortunate enough for the business to keep going strong and that all comes back to the people.”

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