Emerald Carrying Company takes delivery of 200th Kenworth

Emerald Carrying Company

Queensland-based transporter, Emerald Carrying Company, has taken delivery of its 200th Kenworth in the fleet, a W900SAR Legend.

The milestone prime mover has been deployed in Emerald Carrying Company’s general freight fleet where it runs predominantly from Brisbane to Emerald.

The vehicle is also used to move round quartz decorative stone out of Emerald as a Tri-Tri B-double using a Tautliner on the A trailer and a flat top convertible tipper on the B trailer.

Group General Freight/Fleet Manager, Matt Haylock, told Prime Mover Emerald Carrying Company has solely purchased Kenworths in the last three years due to their quality, longevity and resale value.

“We feel like they’re the best truck on the market at the moment, and they’ve got the service backup,” he said.

Since arriving in the fleet three weeks ago, the new W900SAR Legend has reminded Emerald Carrying Company of the countless positive experiences it has received and become familiar with in the other 199 units.

“It has been exceptional,” Haylock said.

“It drives good, it steers good and it just does what we want it to.”

Every truck at Emerald Carrying Company also has a sentimental value to the drivers, whom Haylock said receive the opportunity to name post-delivery.

Emerald Carrying Company's 200 Kenworth prime mover.
Kenworth W900SAR Legend.

“Every truck gets customised to some degree,” he said.

“We let have the drivers have input in them. Each one has its own unique name, which we let the drivers choose if they want to.”

The new 200th truck was given the name ‘Remember when’.

Emerald Carrying Company was established in 1965 by Bill and Joan Haylock and today remains a family-owned and operated business.

The team, over the years, has gained extensive experience in bulk liquids transport and general freight, and through the development of long-term strategic partnerships, the company has grown to now operate a fleet of 120 trucks consisting of rigids to triple and quad roadtrain combinations.

This last unit, the 200th Kenworth W900SAR Legend, is testament to the fleet’s success over the past 57 years.

Simon Graham, Dealer Principal Brown and Hurley Rockhampton, congratulated Emerald Carrying Co on achieving what he called a “huge milestone.”

“Moments like these come around rarely and Brown and Hurley are proud to deliver Emerald Carrying Co their 200th new Kenworth,” he said.

“The team at Brown and Hurley are truly thankful for the business over the years and trust the relationship continues throughout the generations.”

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