After collecting the worlds largest Genesis metal cutting shear from the wharf for one of our freight forwarders, it was fumigated in our yard and then transported to the end customer where they assembled the shear with the other parts of the machine, weighing in at a hefty 320 tonnes. This machine is preparing to take down Port Augusta’s disused power station.
Construction has started on our second depot located conveniently across the road from our current site. Due to growing customer demands, expansion to a second location was the natural progression to accommodate our valued customers needs.
Scraping works have commenced and pipework has been delivered for the drainage of the site.
This additional new facility will incorporate a warehouse and storage, office space and hardstand for truck and trailer parking. This new facility now gives us an additional 10,228 m2 to work with. We will also have our own on site fuel tank to fill up our trucks closer to home, saving valuable time sitting at the service stations around town.
Once again it is another exciting time for Arrow with our every growing fleet of Mercedes Benz Actors Trucks, Super B Double and A Double trailers, combination rigid truck all being operational and now a new facility.
The next exciting chapter at Arrow begins with the arrival of 2 new Mercedes 550 HP prime-movers and 2 set of Vawdrey Quad Quad super B’s. (4 axles on both trailers)
In a first from the west, Arrow will be running containers into the port of Melbourne up to a gross weight of 77.5 tonne. Close to 10 tonne greater than previous limitations.
As a start these combinations will run wharf to yard and yard to wharf 24/6.
Further opportunities to run direct from customer sites into Port have been identified with work to commence on bridge assessments and engineering in the coming weeks, which may include rural destinations with the opening of the Arrow Rural Tailgate Facility.
Cody Donald, KA3 frontrunner in the Australian Kart Championship, will pilot a second Junior Racing Development prepared Formula 4 this weekend at Sandown.
The 16-year-old Victorian will use the penultimate round of the 2016 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship as critical race experience as he prepares for a 2017 campaign in the category.
In between preparing for his KA3 championship aspirations in the Australian Kart Championship, Cody has frequently visited the JRD factory to prepare for his first CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 race weekend.
Following the introduction of the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship in 2015, the category of single-seater racing has made a major shift. Focusing on the development of young drivers, the series provides a pathway into the fast-paced world of motorsport. Featuring five rounds on the 2016 V8 Supercars Championship calendar, the Formula 4 Championship is an introduction for Australian motorsport’s next generation of drivers.
Being in the transport industry and also being involved in the Polaris RZR Championship last season with our own entry for Arrow Racing, sponsorship in motorsport is an area that Arrow has already been involved with, so sponsorship of a new up and coming driver like Cody is just a natural progression.
We would like to say, have a fantastic race from all the Arrow team.
If you’re free this weekend, head on down to support the young drivers. We will be.
For more information on the spectacular racing weekend, head on over to http://www.supercars.com/sandown/ for information on tickets, races and information on all the action.
After noticing an increased demand for container deliveries via a rigid truck, due to limited space and restricted access at customer sites that can’t cater for larger trucks plus, with a growing demand for steel unpacks and deliveries of “split” loads, Arrow recognised a significant area for innovation and have designed the first of its kind combination truck to solve these issues.
To protect steel from the elements, we incorporated a Prairie wagon curtain, which due to the concertina design, expands when transporting LCL loads of steel or other products requiring protection from the elements, to slide over to cover the goods.
When delivering a container, the curtain is retracted to allow for the container to sit nicely on the bed of the truck.
With this unique design, we can cater for different customer requirements whilst utilising the one vehicle, thereby providing cost savings and flexibility.
With this combination being on road for 2 weeks now, we are seeing an increased demand for its use from our customers.
Once again whether it is technology, equipment, yard design or vehicles, Arrow is once again at the forefront of the transport and logistics industry and demonstrates its ability to take a good idea and make it a reality.