Wettenhall Logistics grows super B-double fleet, but council opposition remains

By: Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi


Wettenall Logistics has expanded its fleet of super B-doubles to five.

Wettenhall Logistics grows super B-double fleet, but council opposition remains
Wettenhall Logistics has been operating super B-doubles between Dandenong and the Port of Melbourne since August last year.

 

Wettenhall Logistics has expanded its super B-doubles fleet to five in Victoria but is still prohibited from running them on Footscray roads in Melbourne.

The Dandenong operator purchased three more super B-doubles in November last year after reaping benefits from the previous two.

It is awaiting approval from Maribyrnong Council to run them on Olympia Street in Tottenham.

The council rejected Wettenhall’s application late last year, saying the community needs to be consulted before larger trucks are approved to carry freight on its network.

Wettenhall Logistics Operations Manager Chris Wettenhall says the company is running B-doubles in the meantime.

"We are getting around by using B-doubles on those roads instead of high productivity vehicles which makes it more difficult and adds to the cost," he says.

"The cost can be kept down by using super B-doubles because they’re more productive over B-doubles.

"We have had a pretty good relationship with most local councils that work near the container parks and wharfs – they seem to be pretty keen to get the higher productivity vehicles into the street and allow access when we require a permit which works quite well with the exception of Maribyrnong."

Wettenhall Logistics has been operating super B-doubles between Dandenong and the Port of Melbourne since August last year.

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