New Contract Win: Liberty OneSteel Recycling

New Contract Win: Liberty OneSteel Recycling

Recently, Wettenhalls was awarded a new contract with Liberty OneSteel Recycling in Melbourne.

The new contract involves the transportation of shredded steel from SIMS Metal in Brooklyn, Melbourne to the Liberty OneSteel site in Laverton using four dedicated High Productivity Quad Axle Tipper combinations.

Wettenhalls worked collaboratively with OneSteel throughout the procurement process to identify optimal specification equipment to perform the task. The objective was to achieve leading edge safety, maximum payload and minimum trip turnaround time. Extensive conversations were held between Wettenhalls, engineering consulting firm Tiger Spider and Liberty OneSteel before prime mover and trailer manufacturers were engaged.

After discussions at the Brisbane Truck Show, Bruce Rocke was engaged to develop the trailers and Scania were engaged for supply of the prime movers. The Quad Axle Trailer combinations are now operating at 50.5 tonne on a specific route, transporting a payload of over 31 tonne per load. Some of the safety features of the Scania Prime Mover include a full safety pack including adaptive cruise control, emergency braking and lane departure warnings. Furthermore, the Prime movers are equipped with standard Wettenhalls safety equipment in MT DATA telematics and Guardian Seeing Machine Fatigue and Distraction technology. The trailers also have auto-tail gates and tarps, all operated from the prime mover.

Liberty OneSteel’s Neil Anderson stated, “Wettenhalls were well positioned in winning the work given their existing knowledge in achieving high productivity and safety through use of the Performance Based Standards and High Productivity Vehicles, their investment in safety systems as well as their flexibility as the goal posts with the task continued to move".

Wettenhalls look forward to building our relationship with Liberty OneSteel.

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