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Primary Connect recognises transporters’ performance

Two of Primary Connect’s transport partners have been formally recognised at the ninth annual Primary Connect Transport Safety Day for outstanding performance in safety, compliance and service.

SRT Logistics was awarded Large Carrier of the Year while Pickering Transport was awarded Small Carrier of the Year.

Director of Primary Connect+ and Transport, Chris Brooks, congratulated the transport companies on the achievements.

“I’d like to congratulate SRT Logistics and Pickerings for stepping up to the challenge during a volatile year that has included floods and rail closures,” he said.

“Our carrier partners have allowed us to continue to deliver to our customers across the country, and we’re incredibly grateful.

“The Primary Connect Carrier of the Year Awards recognise carriers that go above and beyond, demonstrating the highest level of service and outstanding professionalism while reflecting our own values and commitment to safety.”

The awards were held at Woolworths Group’s head office on 17 November, with 150 carrier partner representatives, industry professionals and leaders from Primary Connect attending the event.

SRT Logistics CEO, Robert Miller, said it was a pleasure to receive the award for a third time.

“Winning this award is really special. It means a lot to our people – we’re not only providing such an important service to the Tasmanian community, but we’re also being recognised for our efforts by one of our key partners,” he said.

“This is a great reward for all of our people who are out there every single day putting safety and customers first.

“It’s evidence of a job well done.”

SRT Logistics has been working with Primary Connect for over 15 years, and transports 530,000 pallets of goods for Woolworths Group and Primary Connect+ commercial customers each year.

Small Carrier of the Year, Pickering Transport, began partnering with Primary Connect in 1977 and delivers pallets from suppliers into the Adelaide Primary Connect distribution centre, and from the Adelaide distribution centres into Woolworths and BIG W stores in Riverland, Mildura and Iron Triangle.

General Manager, Roger Pickering, said the award recognises the company’s hard work over the years with Primary Connect.

“This award is recognition for our staff who have worked extremely hard with Primary Connect to make our workplace a better, safer environment,” he said.

“As a family-owned and run business, it’s a privilege to play such a pivotal role in getting those groceries into the stores for local families, and to be recognised in this way is very humbling.”

Pickering Transport delivers 2,400 pallets for Woolworths each week across seven days and has been an early adopter of many transport safety technologies.

In other news, the latest Performance-Based Standards (PBS) Super Quad manufactured by Bruce Rock Engineering has joined Kalari’s fleet in Queensland.

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