Linfox’s mega fleet investment builds on supply chain capability


New fleet equipment continues to roll in as Linfox invests in modern vehicles, rail containers and handling equipment to support its growing national freight task and safeguard Australian supply chains.

With more people and freight on the road, Linfox is consistently replacing outdated vehicles and equipment to protect drivers, customers, communities and the environment.

According to Linfox President Fleet and Procurement, Ray Gamble, ongoing fleet renewal means the latest safety and technology features are always available at Linfox to provide essential protection throughout the supply chain.

“Linfox’s strong relationships with our fleet suppliers and our willingness to invest for growth allow us to design better, more bespoke transport solutions that move the nation’s freight in a more sustainable way,” he said.

“These are particularly important as our customers evolve, especially those with specialised product needs such as bulk fuels, mining and resources.”

The hefty fleet replacement involved numerous new Volvo FMs and Volvo FH prime movers, Mack SuperLiners and catered to many facets of the business from parcel delivery to fuel and roadtrain operations.

According to Linfox, it also improves fuel efficiency, lowers maintenance costs and minimises vehicle downtime.

As part of its fleet investment, Linfox is waiting on a substantial order of almost 1,100 rail containers.

The order includes both ambient and temperature-controlled refrigerated containers backed by the latest monitoring technology.

The 20- and 40-foot container investment will reportedly bolster Linfox’s containerised freight capability which aligns with its efforts to move more freight from road to rail.

“Designed to be easily carried across different transport modes including heavy vehicles, trains and ships, containers are vital for Linfox’s intermodal offering,” a Linfox spokesperson said.

“The refrigerated containers will transport temperature-sensitive items such as food and pharmaceuticals, with integrated and tracked cooling systems that maintain a specific temperature range throughout the journey.”

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