With the first month down, it’s been a great start to the new Origin contract. The staff at Origin have been an absolute pleasure to work with, extremely supportive in assisting our driver team to get up to speed with training and systems. It is great to be involved with such a professional company that operates as they say they will.
The Driver team has come together very well and have shown us we have chosen the right team for the job. Thank you to the driver team for adapting VERY quickly, listening to the trainers and getting on with the job safely, without you there is no contract.
The first of the new units is on the road, a big thank you to the team at Tanker Solutions in Wellington. We are very happy with first B-train that was delivered on time, the team there had a big week getting the first unit finished, registered and DG compliant/certified. All the hours that went into design work have paid off, the units are balancing up as planned and really look the part. The units look great and the feedback from the drivers is that they handle very well and are very functional. These are the first B-Trains that Tanker Solutions have built and have come up very well.
The first of the New Scania R560s have arrived. Some of the new technology in them along with the adaptive cruise control will enhance the safety for all road users and looking forward to getting some km’s under their belt and seeing what the drivers think. Cable Price have been great to work with and we look forward to the arrival of the next two units soon.
Thank you to Neal and the rest of the team at Future Graphix, some late night work has meant that we were able to get the units on the road ASAP and looking sharp.
We have also installed the DSSi systems from Auto Sense into the trucks. This fatigue and distraction intervention technology helps us to ensure our drivers are alert and fit for work at all times while out on the roads which increases the safety for both the driver and other road users.
There is a long list of others that need to be thanked and they know who they are, we appreciate all the support you have provided and look forward to a long successful working relationship.