Major concrete company Hanson has taken delivery of its 1,000th Mack truck with Hanson general manager of logistics, Scott Tipping receiving the keys to the milestone truck from Mack VP of sales and marketing Dean Bestwick in Brisbane last week.
The 1000th Hanson Mack was a Trident AF with a four-axle dog trailer, which will work out of Hanson’s Wolffdene quarry in Queensland, one of the largest quarry’s in the southern hemisphere.
Scott Tipping said the company had developed a strong relationship with Mack over nearly 35 years.
“One of the key reasons Hanson chooses Mack is because they build their trucks locally in Australia, which gives us the ability to customise the trucks for our different needs,” Mr Tipping said.
“Another big reason is the safety pack. Our trucks spend a significant amount of time on Australia’s highways, so collision mitigation technology is an added level of safety we are able to provide our drivers and road users.”
Dean Bestwick, said Mack is proud to provide Hanson with Australian-made trucks that deliver construction materials for Hanson customers.
“Over three and a half decades working together, Mack has a deep understanding of Hanson’s operations, their requirements to be tough enough for the quarries, achieve maximum payload and keep road users safe,” Mr Bestwick said.
“We are proud of this milestone and the relationship we have built with Hanson over this period of time. Our team is continuously working with Hanson to improve the trucks’ specs, to keep the drivers happy and deliver on what Hanson needs – which is a tough, reliable truck that gets the job done.”
Mack says that Hanson has more Agitators and Truck and Dogs on order with full Safety Pack, due for delivery between now and Q1 2019.