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Ron Crouch Transport announces executive appointments, depots, Daimler acquisitions

Significant development of new and existing facilities at Ron Crouch Transport have been augmented by serious investments in new truck technology the freight carrier has announced.

The flurry of activity comes at a time of expansion for the company as it celebrates the opening of a new distribution centre in Brisbane and key executive appointments.

In addition to announcing its Brisbane location, the company has upgraded its Sydney distribution centre and delivered investments in upgrading its fleet of commercial vehicles while making key executive appointments including Chief Executive Officer and a National 3PL Manager.

Graham Bailey was named as CEO, a newly created position while earlier in the year Dale Bigham moved over from Chemcouriers to accept the role of National 3PL Manager.

The Sydney facility, formerly a 2800 square metre site has been expanded into a purpose-built 12,500 square metre site where four new Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks will operate on linehaul duties.

The recent Mercedes-Benz purchases bring his fleet of current generation Actros commercial vehicles to 12.

Meanwhile four new Fuso Fighters have been purchased for assigment in Melbourne.

Executive Director Geoff Crouch said the Fuso trucks perfectly suited to the company's requirements.

“We have a good relationship with the Daimler Trucks dealership network, which gives us an excellent level of support,” he said.

According to Crouch, who stepped down as Chair of the Australian Trucking Association Chair last week after three years at the helm, the decision to acquire additional Actros vehicles was straightforward.

“The trucks have certainly delivered the fuel economy improvements over the models they replaced in the fleet and they have all the latest safety equipment, which is paramount for us and our customers,” he said.

All of the current purchases have been made on a maintenance contract with Daimler.

Daimler Truck and Bus President and CEO, Daniel Whitehead, said it is an honour to support Geoff and the team at Ron Crouch Transport.

“Geoff is a highly valued Daimler family customer and we are especially proud to provide his company with the safest and most efficient trucks available in Australia,” he said.

“Daimler is in a unique position in that it can provide the safest and most cost-effective trucks across an unparalleled range of trucking applications,” said Whitehead.

As part of the personnel changes at Ron Crouch Transport, Former General Manager, Peter Braneley, has been promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer.

(Image: Ron Crouch Transport  Executive Director Geoff Crouch and CEO Graham Bailey).

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