Primary Connect and carrier partner GTS Freight have received the first permit by the NSW Government to access NSW roads with a B-triple trailer combination.
The permit was approved by the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) as a three-month trial to find better ways to service our NSW communities during COVID-19.
The trial involved a return trip from Adelaide to Woolworths' Sydney Liquor Distribution Centre (SLDC) in Erskine Park to create efficiencies for our business partner, Endeavour Group.
The approved trailer arrived at SLDC on 2nd July and was successfully able to access and unload safely. It also passed all compliance and regulatory checks.
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.
B-triples must comply with all operating conditions and mass limits under the laws of each state. They are permitted to operate in NSW under a nationally-agreed framework and on approved roads.
The B-triple trailer combination is owned by GTS Freight who agreed to partner with Woolworths for the trial. The trailer has the capacity for 50 pallet spaces and can carry up to 45 tonnes.
GTS Freight Managing Director Damien Matthews said: “We are excited to be the first transport company to successfully trial running a B-triple directly into Sydney with the support of Primary Connect and the RMS. We see huge productivity gains in being able to continue to develop our B-triple network.”
Lane departure alert, collision alert and emergency braking
Adaptive Cruise Control
Weighting system on every axel including trailers as groups
Electronic park brake with door activation
Guardian Technology to manage driver fatigue and prevent driver distractions with the alert mounted into the driver’s seat