SRT Logistics and ABC Transport awarded Carriers of the Year

Transport Safety Day

SRT Logistics and ABC Transport have been awarded Carriers of the Year at Primary Connect’s tenth annual Transport Safety Day.

Primary Connect’s two longstanding transport partners were formally recognised for their outstanding performance in safety, compliance and service.

The awards were held at Woolworths Group’s head office yesterday, with more than 150 carrier partner representatives, industry professionals and leaders from Primary Connect attending.

At the event, SRT Logistics was named Large Carrier of the Year and ABC Transport Small Carrier of the Year.

“Our Primary Connect Carrier of the Year Awards are a fantastic opportunity for us to recognise carriers that demonstrate the highest level of service and outstanding professionalism while reflecting our own values and commitment to safety,” said Director of Primary Connect+ and Transport for Woolworths Group, Chris Brooks.

“We are thrilled to present the award to ABC Transport for the first time, and to SRT for the fourth time since the inception of these awards, and the second year in a row.

“We’re grateful to have such high-quality partners supporting our supply chain.”

SRT Logistics has been working with Primary Connect for more than 15 years.

Its 370 employees currently transport approximately 375,000 pallets of goods for Woolworths Group and Primary Connect+ commercial customers each year.

SRT Logistics CEO, Robert Miller, was pleased to accept the award.

“It’s humbling to win the award multiple times,” he said.

“It takes a lot of hard work and dedication from the team for both our leaders and the broader team at SRT.

“It’s their hard work and dedication every day that makes a difference to our business and the business of Woolworths.”

Small Carrier of the Year, ABC Transport, which was recently acquired by Centurion, began its operations in 1998 out of Alice Springs before it found favour as a Primary Connect partner in 2017.

The partnership began from a desire from Woolworths to get fresher produce into the northern zone of Australia with shorter lead times.

ABC Transport has 260 employees working to deliver approximately 200,000 pallets for Woolworths per year, and has been an early adopter of many transport safety technologies that are part of Primary Connect’s fleet specifications, including real-time driver fatigue monitoring and detection accompanied by multi-directional cameras.

“We’re full of pride for the fact that we’ve done a good job and we’ve dealt with a very important and prestigious company to make the produce in Darwin fresher and better for the customers up there,” said ABC Transport CEO, Jamie Eccleston.

“We’re proud to offer Primary Connect and Woolworths the security and comfort of our highly maintained and safe fleet. We look forward to our continued partnership.”

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