Martins are extremely proud of the company’s equipment, maintenance programs, reputation and record.
Management insists on apro-active approach to equipment maintenance.
A fully integrated, industry specific computer system is utilized to ensure repairs and maintenance are conducted as required. The system not only records repairs carried out on the fleet, it has the ability to forecast “next service due”, based on average kilometres travelled by each vehicle.
Our two major service facilities at Scone and Oakey both have permanently installed brake and suspension testers that allow us to not only diagnose issues but also maintain an electronic record of testing being conducted. The system also ensures compliance with regulatory authorities.
All vehicles within the fleet are speed limited to 98kph, GPS tracked and monitored daily for compliance and speed. The exceptions to this being dedicated road train units in QLD which are limited to 90kph.
Martins have a reputation for some of the best equipment on the road. The average age of our current fleet of prime movers is 3.5 years and working towards a structured capital replacement strategy in line with our business growth.
Martins continue to constantly review options to improve productivity and we have a long standing relationship in working with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and associated state authorities.
Some of the truck milestones include in 1997 Martins took delivery of their 100th new Kenworth. In 2009 they took delivery of their 200th, and in 2015 they took delivery of their 300th. Martins are the first privately owned company in Australia to reach this milestone.
Some changes in trucks and legislation included in 1994, the first of the electronic engines in trucks. In 2005, Chain of Responsibility and compliance became a real thing in our industry. This was also about the time that driving regulations got a lot tougher throughout the industry. 2008 saw the introduction of the EGR engines. This was the first of the engines to really focus on lowering emissions. 2013 saw the release of the E5 Engine. In 2016 we are now running the latest X15 Cummins. This again was another big step towards lowering emissions.
Martins place a priority on achieving high levels of maintenance compliance. This not only provides us with regulatory compliance it also provides customers with a level of comfort the equipment will arrive on time and deliver on time as required. This commitment includes the physical inspections and repairs to crates, floors, ramp and doors. This is a key component of animal welfare and quality of the delivered product.
Our Dangerous Goods equipment is constantly inspected and checked to ensure we meet legislated and customer requirements.
Our fleet is fitted with On-board Electronic Solutions to manage and support drivers with messaging, access to paperwork, permits and procedures. The system also support mapping and equipment pre start checks. This system is compliant to industry approved Electronic Work Diary standards.
In 2018 we began installing Seeing Eye Machines “Guardian” System which monitors the driver’s eyes and mouth to identify any distractions or fatigue related responses to provide additional resources to protect our people, our customers and the general public during the performance of our duties.
Unit on six rod suspension
Unit mechanical history on request
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