Danny Matic’s new Volvo FH16 XXL 700HP twin steer tri-drive prime mover is the largest Volvo XXL to roll off the Wacol assembly line to date.
Matic Group, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, operates a modern fleet of 200-plus trucks of predominantly Volvo prime movers along with over 750 pieces of trailing equipment.
The new Volvo FH16 10×6 prime mover has a GCM of over 200t and will be transporting cement in pressurised tankers based out of Geraldton to remote mining sites around Western Australia.
Truck Centre WA sales representative Ken Dowsen said Danny Matic was looking for a truck that had high GCM, high horsepower and a ‘big cab’ for driver comfort, but it had to be safe for his driver Tony Watson.
One of Matic’s company values is safety and this truck ticked all the boxes. The Matic Group was established in 2002 by Danny and Katia Matic and operates several business entities under the group umbrella.
This includes Matic Transport Australia, Matic Resources, and Bibra Lake Trailers with offices in Perth, Geraldton, Newman, Tom Price, Karratha, Darwin, Alice Springs and Adelaide.
It is a family owned, diversified transport and logistics company that specialises in servicing the resources, construction materials, and oil and gas sectors. Matic Group is committed to safety, their customers, teamwork and performance. The company invests heavily in safety resources and undertakes multiple campaigns to drive the safety culture across its entire operations. Campaigns include Safety First 24/7, Stop the Job and RESPECT (Home, Workplace, and Community).
Kevin Kelly, general manager Volvo Sales at Truck Centre WA said, “The truck signifies 20 years of dedication Danny has devoted to Matic Group of which Truck Centre WA has partnered with Danny since its inception.”
“Danny can be described as a man who has a genuine respect for all, has always had a dogmatic approach to find better ways to service his customers, which in turn has allowed Matic Group to be at the forefront of providing innovative transport solutions.”
According to Matic himself, it is the team spirit and the dedication from his people that drives him to do the work he does. Truck Centre WA sales representative Ken Dowsen said Matic was looking for a truck that had high GCM, high horsepower and a “Big Cab” for driver comfort, but it had to be safe for his driver Tony Watson.
“It was a proud moment for Danny and Katia to receive the keys for the first Wacol built FH16 XXL cab,” said regional commercial manager Anthony Raisch. “It was also great timing as this truck marks Matic Transport’s 20th anniversary this year!”