Delivering on time, every time
With 900,000 fresh eggs to transport daily, NSW-based Pirovic Family Farms trusts Scania to deliver, reliably and safely.
The fleet comprises Scania prime movers, plus three new Scania G 500 8x4 rigids and some smaller Japanese trucks. The 55-year-old business feeds Sydney and key towns around the state from its family-run farms, nestled in the lee of the Blue Mountains.
The new Scania G 500 8x4 trucks feature long low rigid refrigerated bodies that can chill or freeze product. The trucks are designed to cope with low loading bay heights in inner city supermarkets, warehouses and tight loading docks. The trucks have a 2-tonne tail-lift to allow easy and quick unloading without requiring a fork-lift.
“We have run Scania trucks since 2003,” says Managing Director Franko Pirovic, “They’re good on fuel, even though they’re running at close to maximum weights. A typical full load comprises around 150,000 eggs. We’re mainly focused on deliveries into Sydney but we also deliver intra-state and interstate, where we use the Scania G 440 and G 480 prime movers pulling our trailers to deliver eggs and also feed to our farms.
“The drivers say these new G 500s are very comfortable to drive and have good features,” Franko says.
Some of these features include Advanced Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning, while all new Scania trucks are fitted as standard with industry-leading side curtain roll-over protecting airbags.
“With the new trucks we have adopted the Scania Repair and Maintenance Contract and it seems like it will be highly beneficial for us, by limiting our exposure over the first 5-years of operation. We cover between 80,000-100,000 km per year with our urban delivery trucks, which might not sound a lot, but it is hard work, mainly first, second and third gear stop-start driving which really tests the driveline,” Franko says.
“The R&M contract gives us peace-of-mind in case of any unplanned vehicle-off-road situations, because we just can’t afford any disruption to our deliveries. Scania has committed to our uptime, keeping our trucks on the road, even working overnight if required to ensure we can deliver for our customers,” he says.
Scania’s New Truck Account Manager Michael Farrell, based at Prestons in Sydney’s west, says the new trucks deliver safe, efficient running for a time-sensitive operation.
“Our Scania trucks deliver a smooth ride to protect the product, and our Scania Repair and Maintenance Contract removes any bumps in the road that the customer may encounter. We are committed to Franko’s uptime, because we understand how vital it is for his drivers to be able to complete their deliveries on time, every day,” Michael says.