Barloworld gets 44 Freighliner Columbia truck tractor

Barloworld gets 44 Freighliner Columbia truck tractor
14 December 2012

Barloworld Logistics has taken delivery of 44 Freightliner Columbias as part of its owner-driver programme for Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC), South Africa.

A fleet of 44 Freightliner Columbia truck tractors were delivered to 27 owner-drivers and 17 drivers of Barloworld Logistics, at the PPC factory in Dwaalboom recently.

This handover by John Williams Motors Bloemfontein marks the renewal of a five-year contract with Barloworld Logistics for rigs to service PPC Cement at this factory. The Columbias replace a fleet of 44 Freightliner Argosy truck tractors that were handed over to the owner-drivers in 2007.

"The 6x4 truck tractor is light enough to allow Barloworld Logistics to achieve required payloads. They will transport 20 cement pallets with a 40,400kg payload on an interlink trailer," Godfrey Hani, divisional manager for Freightliner, Fuso and Western Star at Mercedes-Benz SA.

Transport operator Barloworld Logistics has a long-standing relationship with PPC Cement and this five-year contract extension will take the relationship to 20 years.

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