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Iveco provides support for Jancol Transport growth

Jancol says Iveco’s Daily range have provided much comfort for its drivers who travel more than 1,600km weekly

Perth-based transport company Jancol Transport has continued to be supported by three of Iveco’s daily trucks as it grows its operations across Western Australia. 

While it only began in 2021, Iveco says the company has built on founder Colin McKean’s 31 years in the road freight industry. 

Iveco says the company currently operates seven prime movers predominately for the mining industry, providing general freight, dangerous goods and over dimensional transport services. 

“I was initially working as an owner driver for a customer and things grew from there,” McKean says. 

“One truck became two and then a third followed – the business has grown through word of mouth.” 

After initially purchasing an Iveco Daily 35s van around 18 months ago, Jancol then added to its fleet with two 70c cab chassis late last year. 

McKean says there’s a few things that attracted him to the Daily trucks after doing research beforehand. 

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“The trucks can carry a decent amount of weight – we can do around 3.8 tonnes which puts them ahead of their rivals,” McKean says. 

“They’re also comfortable and with the auto transmissions they’re easy to drive. Our entire fleet is now automatic because some drivers don’t have manual licences. 

“We also needed vehicles that a variety of drivers could step into and immediately feel comfortable in their operation.” 

As part of its operations, Iveco says the trucks regularly travel more than 1,600km from Jancol’s depot in east Perth suburb Hazelmere to Newman and Port Headland. McKean says the long service intervals were another great quality of the trucks. 

“The latest Dailys have 50,000km service intervals, given how many kilometres they travel it means they can work for longer with less time off the road for servicing. There are also fewer maintenance bills to pay,” McKean says. 

McKean says the main goal for Jancol now is to continue its steady growth while ensuring its customers are provided with first-class service. 

“I think we stand out from others in the industry because of our honesty and reliability – we have accurate schedules, give regular updates and are heavily safety-focused with vehicle tracking and fatigue management across the fleet,” McKean says. 

“Customers also know that they can call me if they have a problem – I’ll always answer my phone no matter what time it is and I’ll sort it out for them.  

“It’s this service level that has helped us get to where we are today, and also puts us in a good position for the future.” 

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