With a history that spans nearly nine decades, Richers Transport has come a long way from its humble beginnings – and now it celebrates a milestone, with the delivery of its 200th Mack.
Family owned and operated, with the third generation now working at the company, the Queensland based operation started out with just one Model T Ford in 1935.
It now operates a fleet that consists of over 350 trucks and trailers.
Among those is the first Mack Anthem to hit the road in Australia, which was delivered last year.
The company’s 200th Mack also wears the Anthem badge.
“We choose to go with Mack for drivability, they’re great for the drivers, for fuel economy, and are equipped with a good safety package. They’re great from a maintenance perspective as well,” said Tom Richers, operations manager at Richers Transport.
“The service and back up we get from the dealer network is fantastic.”
Richers Transport’s services cover the entire eastern seaboard, from Cairns to Adelaide, transporting groceries, particle board, alcohol and general freight.
“We often talk about durability when we talk about Mack trucks. However, durability of customer relationships such as the one forged between Mack and the Richers family over many decades is perhaps even more important,” added Tom Chapman, vice president at Mack Trucks Australia.
“Productivity and efficiency are vital in a modern transport operation. But an enduring partnership based on trust in both people and product doesn’t just happen overnight, it’s built over many years.
“I’m very proud to mark this milestone event with the Richers family, it’s a testament to the strength of both brands: Richers transport and Mack Trucks.”
The distinctive green and white Richers livery of the milestone Anthem is subtly complemented by custom stainless-steel work and signwriting. The MP8 powered Mack Anthem also features a walk-through 36-inch sleeper cab, and an integrated Bendix Wingman Fusion safety system as standard equipment.