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Allied Transport Services

  • Posted on Wednesday 6th, February 2019
Allied Transport Services

Allied Transport Services is a family owned company whose alignment with PACCAR Australia has helped it to achieve efficiencies in its heavy haulage business while maintaining its strong core values.

The story of Allied Transport Services, an owner-operator company based out of Geelong, an hour south of Melbourne, is one of people power and palpable family values. Operating a growing fleet of nearly 40 vehicles, Allied Transport Services has evolved quickly from its initial days as a panel shop in 2004 when it purchased its first truck to complement the business. In 2005 the panel repair business was sold and the couple commenced towing services, with just a staff of two, owners Angelo and Leah Lociuro.

Today, they employ more than 50 staff to handle 18,000 transport moves a year and run an over-dimensional heavy haulage service across the country with a fleet that can carry loads grossing up to 170tn that includes platform trailers, 45m steerable triple extendable trailers, low ride height vessel trailers and other high load carrying capacity trailers. In addition to big loads, Allied Transport Services also operates 17 heavy rigid tilt trays, crane trucks, ute services and has its own pilot vehicles so they can continue to service the equipment hire and plant transport market.

Allied Transport Services first began its association with PACCAR Australia, through dealer Kenworth DAF Melbourne, in 2011 with the purchase of three T358 rigid trucks from Kenworth Sales Representative Ron Ludbrook. Allied Transport Services Managing Director, Angelo Lociuro, confirms that using PACCAR’s range of services has enhanced the agility required of his operations to ensure it rises to the challenges inherent in the fast moving transport industry.

“We associate Kenworth with reliability and quality service,” he says. “Their customer service levels are superior. We’ve seen it on a regular basis.”

For the Lociuros, people are much more than a means to an end. They’re proud of their staff, and don’t claim to take anything for granted. Relationships are one of the underpinning forces of their approach to business. According to Angelo, the quality of the partnership with Kenworth DAF Melbourne is defined, as much as it is determined, by the loyalty and close relationship it shares with its Kenworth sales representative Ron Ludbrook. 

“Ron Ludbrook, doesn’t just sell a truck and leave it at that. He has built a relationship with us,” he says. “I’ve called him plenty of times to ask for advice or for support when we’re out on the road, in the middle of nowhere, and the level of service he gives his customers is sensational.”

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