Mainfreight to add more units to regional transport destinations

Mainfreight is restructuring some of its operations in order to meet the ever-increasing demand for freight movement into regional Australia. The company therefore added more direct line haul units to its regional transport destinations as part of a program called Regional Transport Direct Transit.

In addition to its already established direct line haul services into all major Australian cities and key regional centres, Mainfreight is adding new services to the regional areas of Cairns, Mackay, Port Macquarie, Maroochydore, Darwin, Dubbo, Newcastle, and Toowoomba, with the possibility of more to come in the near future.

The direct transit service means that much of its regional freight will no longer have to be cross docked via Mainfreight’s capital city hubs. For example, freight from Melbourne to Dubbo will no longer need to travel through Sydney, but will travel direct to the destination centre, speeding up delivery and reducing the risk of damage to consignments.

Leading into the busy freight season, Mainfreight sees this initiative as a way to reduce impact on its main hubs to ensure DIFOT (Delivery In Full On Time) levels remain strong in both metropolitan and regional areas.

With over 220 locations worldwide, the Mainfreight core customer freight profile is palletised, skidded, fork-liftable freight and its network, infrastructure and processes are all carefully planned and built to accommodate fork-liftable freight.

Mainfreight’s transport fleet is manned exclusively by owner drivers. According to the company, the concept of a business within a business ensures that their owner drivers care as deeply about the work they do for the customers as Mainfreight does.

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