Woolworth’s logistics company Primary Contact continues to trial B-triple combinations between Sydney and Adelaide as part of a successfully ongoing trial between the company, contractor GTS Freight and the NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).
Earlier this year, Primary Connect and carrier partner GTS Freight received the first permit by the NSW Government to access NSW roads with a B-triple trailer combination.
The permit was approved by the RMS as a three-month trial to find better ways to service NSW communities during COVID-19.
Primary Connect partnered with GTS Freight, owner of the B-triple trailer combination, and began using the permit to create efficiencies for its fellow Woolworths subsidiary, Endeavour Group, the renamed Liquor arm of the retail giant.
The trial has since expanded to moving food and household items with 1000s of pallet spaces and product crates being moved during the trial.
The round trips are made between Woolworths’ Adelaide Regional Distribution Centre (ARDC) and Woolworths’ Sydney Liquor Distribution Centre (SLDC).
The B-triple trailer combination has the capacity for 50 pallet spaces and can carry up to 45 tonnes which is a 39 per cent increase in capacity compared to a B-double and has resulted in reduction of more than 10,000km travelled.