Eight round trips between Sydney and Adelaide with a B-triple trailer combination have now successfully been completed as part of a trial with Primary Connect, GTS Freight and the NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).
Earlier this year, Primary Connect and carrier partner GTS Freight received the first permit by the NSW Government to access NSW roads with a B-triple trailer combination.
The permit was approved by the RMS as a three-month trial to find better ways to service our NSW communities during COVID-19.
Primary Connect partnered with GTS Freight, owner of the B-triple trailer combination, and began using the permit to create efficiencies for our business partner, Endeavour Group.
The trial has since expanded to moving food and household items. A total of 800 pallet spaces have been moved so far. Produce crates have also been moved.
The eight round trips were made between Woolworths’ Adelaide Regional Distribution Centre (ARDC) and Woolworths' Sydney Liquor Distribution Centre (SLDC). The total distance travelled was 22,400km.
The B-triple trailer combination has the capacity for 50 pallet spaces and can carry up to 45 tonnes. This is a 39% increase in capacity compared to a B-double and a reduction of 9,820km travelled.
Primary Connect has been growing as leaders in the industry for developing safer and more efficient high productivity transport. According to the RMS, B-triples provide a modern, safer, more productive option for freight transport.