building a standalone load allocation system

Building a Standalone Load Allocation System

The genesis of the Arrow Logistics operation has seen Ian Forster, working as a barman in a pub in Toowoomba, building a standalone load allocation system on a mobile phone for his trucks and a large group of subcontractors. A friend of his from Clifton had asked him to help out with his transport business. Read more

a simple platform on a mobile phone

A Simple Platform on a Mobile Phone

Arrow Logistics uses a simple platform on a mobile phone which keeps all of the people involved in bulk grain supply chain informed about what loads are available to be transported, what trucks are available to do that load and where the product has to be delivered. Read more

able to quickly and efficiently adapt

Able to Quickly and Efficiently Adapt 

When you own a heavy haulage business, being able to quickly and efficiently adapt to a wide variety of haulage tasks is definitely the key to success. This is a prime reason Matty Winterfield of Mount Gambier based Winterfields Float Hire reckons a hybrid 4×4 float is the best thing since sliced bread.   Read more

technology involved in running the business

Technology Involved in Running the Business

It is okay for the larger trucking operators to have a department in the business which deals purely with the technology involved in running the business. The small to medium sector of the trucking industry is probably the one which finds the increasing complexity of compliance and business systems most onerous.  Read more

the fickle game of road transport

The Fickle Game of Road Transport

It doesn’t take much for things to go sour in the fickle game of road transport, which is what Matty Winterfield of Mount Gambier based Winterfields Float Hire, experienced several years ago when two of his major clients went under in quick succession, both owing him a lot of money.  Read more

straight and simple as an Arrow

Straight and Simple as an Arrow

The increasing complexity of road transport and the systems around it does not have to be so complicated, especially, when you have a small footprint solution, which is as straight and simple as an Arrow Logistics application, on your phone. Diesel met Arrow’s founder, Ian Forster. Read more

able to carry a wide variety of loads

Able to Carry a Wide Variety of Loads

As a single float operator, Mount Gambier based Winterfields Float Hire needs a heavy haulage unit that is sufficiently versatile to be able to carry a wide variety of loads. Diesel spoke with the company’s owner, Matty Winterfield. Read more

no stranger to operating trucks

No Stranger to Operating Trucks

Andrew James is no stranger to operating trucks, having been an owner-driver for 30 years and also having founded a company called North East Tilt Tray Hire about 20 years ago. The business boomed for a good few years with a national plant equipment hire company providing the bulk of the work, but that all changed virtually overnight, forcing Andrew to seek out other opportunities. Read more

not too difficult to transport

Not Too Difficult to Transport

While to the uninitiated pine posts strapped into bundles might be thought of as being not too difficult to transport, Andrew James says a number of factors conspire to make life difficult for the transporter, including settling of the load during transit, the deteriorating condition of country roads and the fact that the strapping holding the bundles together doesn’t always hold out until the destination is reached. Read more