Queensland-based Richers Transport has taken delivery of its 200th Mack

In News, Mack1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineAugust 19, 2022

Richers, which started out with just one Model T Ford, took delivery of the first Mack Anthem to hit the road in Australia last year, so it’s fitting that its 200th Mack truck also carries 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 backup we get from the dealer network is fantastic.”

Operationally, Richers Transport covers the entire Australian eastern seaboard from Cairns to Adelaide transporting groceries, particle board, alcohol, and general freight.

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.

“We often talk about durability when we talk about Mack trucks,” said Tom Chapman, vice president Mack Trucks Australia.

“However, durability of customer relationships such as the one forged between Mack and the Richers family over many decades is perhaps even more important.

“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.”