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  • New customer features

    McColl’s online portal is now offering a greater range of useful information to support our customers.

    As well as booking reports and real-time delivery information, the new features enable our customers to see:

    • Farm Flow Meter Calibration Reports – see the last time flow meters were calibrated.
    • OH&S Module – provides customers with the ability to request enhanced hazard reports with inclusions of images, exact location, etc.
    • Document Management System – view, download and print McColl’s documents such as accreditations, company policies and insurance details.

    We are also rolling out upgrades to the DashMate app to ensure McColl’s drivers have the tools for best practice safety and efficiency.

    The new version includes the ability to make electronic pre-trip inspections, to automate the current paper process which is filled out by hand and faxed to operators.

    DashMate’s new Vehicle Defect Reporting Module delivers an immediate electronic record for the workshops to review, including a description and photos of any defect.

    McColl’s drivers also now use DashMate to electronically record hazards (description, photos and GPS location) for later review and electronically record each vehicle wash.


  • Fleet update

    Safe driving and a safe community are top priorities for McColl’s, which is why we are excited to invest in 33 new prime movers and more than 30 new tankers this year.

    McColl’s fleet modernisation includes five new Volvos (one FH 540 and four FM 540) and, after an 18-month trial, four new Scanias for Farm Collection, based out of our Tongala depot.

    McColl’s Bulk Food customers will benefit from the addition of 10 new Kenworth and three Scania trucks including two R730 prime movers for linehaul work on the eastern seaboard.

    As well, an additional five B-Double tankers will join our Bulk Chemical Division.

    The company has also grown to include six pocket road trains operating in Western Australia – one moving chemicals in Perth and six carrying milk from farms to Harvey.

    McColl’s operates 200 prime movers on roads as far west as Perth and north to Atherton in Queensland, with 60 permanent tow operators and over 600 tankers in the fleet.


  • Working together to improve safety

    A new hazard reporting system is being trialled by a number of McColl’s drivers.

    The Hazard Reporting App will help proactively identify hazards that could harm McColl’s employees, as well as issues that arise at customer sites.

    The system facilitates immediate follow-up and action, providing many benefits including:

    • Quick and simple reporting from anywhere, at any time – it takes less than 60 seconds.
    • No paperwork or forms, data is received in real-time by the National Safety Manager for quick actioning.
    • Detailed data capture to enable lessons to be learnt and improvement trends identified.

    We are looking forward to gathering a raft of useful information from the new reporting system.


  • Rocklea depot update

    McColl’s depot at Rocklea, just south of Brisbane, recently welcomed some new faces.

    Driver Trevor Jarred has made the move from Victoria to be closer to his family and Glenn Williams has joined our team to give better flexibility and utilisation of our fleet, and to provide our customers with the service they require.

    Craig Honeyman has also made the move north to give our scheduling some extra flexibility and responsiveness.

    The depot has also recently welcomed additional loads with the specialty chemical company Hexion, moving methanol between its plant at Gibson Island and the Graincorp terminal at Pinkenba.

    If you need any assistance, please feel free to contact Tony Hall, the Queensland Operations Manager.


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