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Thales and Toll roll out the fleet

Our key transport partner, Toll, has launched their new vehicle fleet this month. Specifically designed for Thales’s unique requirements, they are the backbone of our transport services across Australia.

With a vast array of new safety and security features onboard each vehicle, the $8M investment sets the contract between the two companies in good stead now and into the future.

Speaking at the launch, Thales’s Director of EO Services David Thompson had this to say:

“This investment represents a significant advantage for our customer, in terms of  safety on the road, and also the security of that product as well.”

“Our partnership with Thales goes back a long way, and they are a very important part of our business,” Toll’s General Manager Mining – East Craig Nelson said. “One of the key focuses of our journey with Thales has been around safety. This fleet comes with state-of-the-art safety features right across from the driver’s cab through to the trailers.”

Also speaking at the event, Toll’s Senior Manager Explosive Services Rex Whip said:

“Toll has put a lot of time and effort into designing these trucks, especially around the safety and security devices. If I had to choose the top three devices fitted to these trucks it’d have to be the Tyre Pressure and Heat Monitors as fire is one of our greatest risks, our Fatigue detection so we are able to monitor driver fatigue and use an off-vehicle monitoring system, and thirdly having cameras on the vehicle that are monitoring the driver activities, (forward) down the road and (to) the rear of the load. From a security perspective this is very important to us.”

“One of the benefits of a long contract tenure is data,” said Thales’s Supply Chain Director Greg Neal. “Toll have used the data they’ve received to provide input to the specifications of these vehicles, resulting in the new fleet carrying a host of digital features. They’re being innovative and driving improved safety, security and efficiency for Thales, which is ultimately received by our customers.

“Their alignment with our ambitions is where real value is created in the partnership.”