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Fred’s Major Maintenance Facility Upgrade

In the coming months, Fred’s will commence a multi-million-dollar major upgrade to its head office and transport depot in Shepparton. The upgrade is part of the company’s ongoing investment to establish itself as one of the leading interstate transport providers…

Road Safety Rule Changes – Victoria July 2017

1 July 17 saw a number of changes to legislation including changes to: Road Rule 62 - Giving way when turning at an intersection with lights - Motorists must now give way to cyclists riding across crossings at a green…

Heavy Vehicle Mass Chart

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has released a heavy vehicle mass chart which shows 39 common heavy vehicle combinations with details about weight limits, length and vehicle class. This chart categorises vehicles into six groups. A great tool -…

Reduce your supply chain costs

To reduce supply chain costs and improve the freight process, Fred’s use Freight 2020. Freight 2020 is a web-based software program that manages all aspects of the delivery process. The result is a streamlined communication process, which dramatically reduces the…

Fuel Tax Indexation Changes

The Government’s decision to reintroduce fuel tax indexation will not affect the net fuel price paid by  trucking operators, the Chief Executive of the Australian Trucking Association, Stuart St Clair, said following last week's budget. Therefore, it the changes are…

Preparing for Electronic Work Diaries

In October, the National Transport Commission released Preparing Australia for Electronic Work Diaries Regulatory Issues Paper. The Paper which closed for public comment early this month support the EWD Pilot conducted by NSW Roads and Maritime Services for Transport for…

Fred’s expand freight capacity

Like all freight companies, Fred’s is always on the lookout for experienced and reliable drivers to join the team. Over the past six months we have substantially grown our sub-contractor network through a targeted online marketing and recruitment campaign. If…

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