Thales hails Toll fleet tech contract

Deal worth $8 million to equip mining services fleet

Thales hails Toll fleet tech contract
The new fleet additions


Transport technology provider Thales has welcomed an $8 million investment from Toll on its new fleet to complement its mining operations.

Toll general manager mining – east Craig Nelson says the fleet comes with state-of-the-art safety features right across from the driver’s cab through to the trailers.

"Our partnership with Thales goes back a long way, and they are a very important part of our business," he says.

"One of the key focuses of our journey with Thales has been around safety."

Toll senior manager explosive services Rex Whip explains the technology includes tyre pressure and heat monitors, "as fire is one of our greatest risks", along with fatigue detection.

"We are able to monitor driver fatigue and use an off-vehicle monitoring system, and have cameras on the vehicle that are monitoring the driver activities, (forward) down the road and (to) the rear of the load.

"Toll has put a lot of time and effort into designing these trucks, especially around the safety and security devices," Whip adds.

"From a security perspective this is very important to us."

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Thales director of EO services David Thompson lauds the vast array of new safety and security features on board each vehicle.

"This represents a significant advantage for our customer, in terms of safety on the road, and also the security of that product as well."

"One of the benefits of a long contract tenure is data," adds Thales supply chain director Greg Neal.

"Toll have used the data they’ve received to provide input to the specifications of these vehicles, resulting in the new fleet carrying a host of digital features.

"They’re being innovative and driving improved safety, security and efficiency for Thales, which is ultimately received by our customers."

"Their alignment with our ambitions is where real value is created in the partnership."

ATN has reached out to both parties for more information.


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