South32 and Linfox unveil ‘Lin-Double’ fleet


Custom combination 'to improve road safety in the Illawarra'

South32 and Linfox unveil ‘Lin-Double’ fleet
A glimpse of a truck in the fleet

 

Linfox and South32 have linked for a truck combination both have dubbed the ‘Lin-Double’ to service the mining company’s Illawarra Metallurgical Coal operations.

As part of a new six-year contract, the Linfox custom-ordered unit will form a fleet of 25 to "address the unique challenges of coal haulage in the region".

The Volvo trucks feature "industry-leading technology", including a crawler transmission and speed limiter with GPS monitoring to navigate the steep descent down Mount Ousley while reducing the risk of brake fade to increase driver and public safety.

The tipper trailer is also Linfox-engineered, the company notes.

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South32 claims it "will reduce truck movements on public roads by almost 40,000 trips per year, significantly improving local traffic flow and reducing the burden on public roads".

"We are proud to be bringing safer trucks to the Illawarra while reducing the number of trucks on the road by around 20 per cent every year," South32 general manager mining services Andy Hyslop says.


Read about the ATA's link with MaxiTrans on trailer innovation, here


The company adds: "South32 values the communities that support its operations, and with state-of-the-art trucks and improved driver training and management systems, this partnership will contribute to the region’s sustainability and livability for years to come."

ATN has reached out for more information.

 

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