Richers Transport Sings Mack Anthem's Praises
For Maryborough Qld based, Richers Transport, Mack Anthem is not only exceeding driver expectations, it’s also paying significant fuel efficiency pidends.
Richers took delivery of one of the first Mack Anthem prime movers off the Wacol production line. Since then it’s racked up over 200,000 kilometres. Another three Anthems have joined the fleet in recent months.
With a perse customer base, Richers carry anything from particle board and timber to alcohol, groceries and general freight, the fleet covers a lot of ground. These trucks go as far afield as Cairns or Adelaide often running at CML B-double weights of 64,000kg.
With a fleet of 100 trucks on the road the Mack brand features highly. In fact more than 90% of the Richers fleet carry the bulldog branding. “For our type of work we're mainly concentrating on drivability, fuel economy and safety,” says Tom Richers, Operations Manager Richers Transport, “Fuel and running costs are extremely important in our business it's what keeps us competitive.
“We choose to go with Mack for the drivability, they're great for the drivers, for fuel economy, and are equipped with a good safety package. They’re great from a maintenance perspective as well, this truck hasn't spent a day off the road that wasn't planned.
“Since we've taken delivery of the Mack Anthem it's really performed well and we think it's a fleet leader in fuel.
“This truck carries some heavy loads and the fuel economy is currently sitting on two kilometres to the litre which is 0.2 of a kilometre per litre better than the previous model and over the life of the vehicle those savings really add up.”
“As more drivers and operators climb behind the wheel of the Mack Anthem the more positive feedback we are getting”, says Tom Chapman, Vice President, Mack Trucks Australia. “Performance, driveability and fuel efficiency are consistent standouts. This truck represents a uniquely Australian mix of technological advancement and rugged durability and I’m proud to see it delivering value and efficiency to our customers. It really is a great bit of gear.”