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Daimler Truck taps DB Schenker for Melbourne facility

Daimler Truck taps DB Schenker for Melbourne facility
Daimler Truck taps DB Schenker for Melbourne facility

Daimler Truck has chosen DB Schenker to manage its new 19,000-square-meter warehouse in Melbourne. This warehouse, which holds over 40,000 truck and bus parts, is about 23km from Melbourne CBD and 20km from Tullamarine Airport. 

The facility will help Daimler Truck supply parts across Australia and New Zealand, from small washers to full truck cabs. 

Craig Davison, CEO of DB Schenker Australia and New Zealand cluster, says the warehouse is the first Daimler Truck operation in the world to stock parts for three different truck brands all under one roof. 

Daimler Truck’s new facility features 

The warehouse has over 50,000 locations, including a 4,000-square-meter mezzanine and special racks for large truck cabs. A 3,400-square-meter awning protects parts from the weather during loading and unloading. The warehouse also features high clearance sections, with pallet storage above 10 meters.

Daimler Truck Australia Pacific President and CEO Daniel Whitehead says: “This new dedicated truck and bus parts warehouse is at the centre of our commitment to our customers across Australia. I would like to thank DB Schenker for working with us to introduce this sustainable state-of-the-art facility, which will allow us to better serve our customers and meet their specific needs.”

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Importance of road freight 

Australia’s vast landscape requires an extensive road network to connect remote and urban areas. Road freight ensures goods can reach all parts of the country, including rural and isolated regions where other transport modes may not be available.

Road freight has its benefits: 

  • Road freight offers flexibility in routing and scheduling, allowing for more efficient and timely deliveries. This adaptability is essential for businesses needing to respond quickly to market demands.
  • Road freight provides direct door-to-door delivery, reducing the need for multiple handling stages and minimizing the risk of damage or loss of goods.
  • Road freight integrates with other transport modes, such as rail and sea, providing essential links in the logistics chain. It ensures seamless movement of goods between ports, rail terminals, and final destinations.

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Photo Credit: DB Schenker

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