Tasman Logistics Services adds 15 A-double rated Kenworths

Supply chain solutions company, Tasman Logistics Services, will add 15 new Kenworth prime movers to its growing fleet.

The first five Kenworth T610 units of the order, which will also contain K200s, were recently delivered.

The trucks will enter both Victorian and Queensland operations for Tasman Logistics Services, pulling A-doubles for use in its port logistics business as well as some infrastructure projects it was recently awarded.

Moving a mix of container freight and specialised concrete tunnel segments for these projects across the east coast, all vehicles are rated to 130-tonnes to ensure the fleet has best optimised coverage across the business.

The Kenworths were identified as a good fit for the new business for the quality of build and ease of use for drivers according to Ivan Vanis, Tasman Logistics Services Chief Executive Officer.

“This new delivery of vehicles has come at a prudent time in Tasman’s growth and new contract wins,” he told Prime Mover.

“Our team has been instrumental in growing the business organically in line with our two recent acquisitions.

“Our ability to grow customers following acquisitions through our diverse service offering is among the best in the business.

“It’s hats off to the Tasman team from top to bottom for these achievements.”

The partnership with PACCAR as a result is “fresh” according to Vanis, thanks to a recent equipment acquisition from another logistics company.

“It provided us with a subsequent introduction to PACCAR and the quality vehicles it supplies,” he said.

Post this latest batch, Tasman Logistics Services will have in its fleet 95 vehicles from PACCAR including both Kenworth and DAF brands.

That will take the fleet to a total of 240 prime movers.

Fleet expansion is only one area of the business undergoing growth.

The need to innovate at Tasman is constant.

A whole new tech team recently joined the company and is playing an integral role in capturing the breadth of fleet and travel data produced within the organisation.

“We are building in house systems to provide our customers with visibility across the supply chain as well as all necessary information for our compliance team to ensure we are well ahead of the game when it comes to safety,” said Vanis.

“We are always working on further acquisitions and great bolt-ons for our business.”

Not alike most operators in its sector, Tasman Logistics Services has not been immune to the volatility of supply chain markets.

Vanis said the company, despite this, is well placed to adapt to the always fast-changing environment.

“The disruptions cause headaches for all of us in the industry, it’s how we react and deal with them that sets us apart from the rest,” he said.

“Our agility and ability to flex up and down for our customer requirements is of the highest calibre.”

The new trucks were delivered by the Kenworth DAF Melbourne dealership in Derrimut.

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