Farragher Transport now providing truck servicing facilities

In a move intended to make better use of John Farragher Transport’s extensive facility located at Cameron Park, just minutes from the F3 near Newcastle NSW, the company well known for its transport and logistics operation is now able to provide regular mechanical service and breakdown assistance to commercial vehicles in the area.

Dennis Roohan, Farragher’s national fleet maintenance manager told CRTNews that in addition to servicing the company’s own 14 B-doubles and 40 rigid trucks, other transport operators are now taking advantage of the ability to have expert servicing carried out at the company’s purpose built facility.

“We run two shifts so we can provide 6am to midnight servicing and our technicians are trained and experienced on a wide range of trucks,” Dennis said. “When we built the new depot in 2002 we planned ahead and incorporated a 27 metre long servicing pit to accommodate B-doubles.”

Although the Farragher line haul fleet consists mainly of Freightliner Argosy’s powered by Detroit Diesels (with one Mercedes-Benz Actros), the company’s rigid fleet covers all four Japanese brands as well as Europeans, from Scania and MAN.

The company began operations back in 1933 and over the decades became well known as a leading removals and storage provider. Now under third generation family management, the company’s traditional business is just a part of the wide range of warehousing, transport and third party logistics that Farragher’s offer. The utilisation of the truck service facilities is another aspect that Dennis Roohan hopes to see increase.

“We have some of our own trucks that have covered a million kilometres and have never been back to the dealer,” said Dennis in support of the abilities of his staff.

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