Important Carrier Information

Aramex (Fastway)

In 1993 Fastway began operating in Australia and over 20 years later Fastway became part of the Aramex family, a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  Fastway’s network includes 29 regional franchises and over 900 franchise partners across the country, from Cairns to Perth and almost everywhere in between.

Freight Profile (250 Cubic)

  • Cartons and Satchels (Less than 25kg dead weight (or 0.1m3) with longest length no more than 200cm)

About

  • Flat Rates
  • $1500 insurance included in price
  • 2nd redelivery free of charge
  • No residential fee

Paperwork Required

Label and Manifest

Additional Info

Transit Times

Track and Trace

Packaging Guide

Prohibited Items

Terms and Conditions

Blacks

Since starting the family owned & operated business in 1995, Blacks has always had the vision to offer freight services throughout Queensland. Over the years Blacks has kept its original clients happy while bringing on new clients and expanding the areas we offer nationally. Now 25+ years on, Blacks are distributing throughout Queensland, Northern New South Wales and other major cities on a daily basis. Moving over 650 tonne daily across our vehicles & network, Blacks can easily cater to your companies requirements.

Freight Profile

  • Pallet Freight Only

Services Available

  • QLD and NNSW

Strengths

  • Competitive pallet rates

Paperwork Required

Label and Manifest

Blenners

With over 30 years experience in transporting fresh produce to market, Blenners Transport is the nationally trusted and respected transport solution for Far North Queensland and beyond.  As a family owned and operated refrigeration transport business, Blenners Transport customers appreciate the values that come from being a family operation and return time after time for our professional transport solutions.

Freight Profile (pallets only)

  • Skids and Pallets Only

Services Available 

  • General Road

Strengths

  • Service between Brisbane and Cairns
  • Dry, Chilled or Frozen pallet rates
  • Cheap tailgate on request

Weaknesses

  • Only services Eastern Seaboard of Queensland
  • Next day collection
  • Predominantly a Banana Transport Company from North Queensland back to Brisbane but offers back loading rates from Brisbane to Cairns
  • No Dangerous Goods

Paperwork Required

Label, Connote and Manifest

Bonds

Freight Profile (pallets only)

  • Cartons
  • Skids and Pallets Only

Services Available 

  • Local Same Day
  • General
  • Express
  • Direct

Strengths

  • Great for Port drop offs or pickups
  • On iCONSIGNIT

Weaknesses

  • only Local

Paperwork Required

None

Depot Operations

Freight does not go to a depot, the driver that collects also delivers

Couriers Please

Freight Profile (250 Cubic)

  • Satchels and Cartons (max item weight of 32kg or 0.16m3)

Services Available

  • Local
  • General Road
  • Dangerous Goods

Strengths

  • Local to Local
  • Great rates local to local for up to 25kg
  • Residential free of charge
  • 2nd redelivery free of charge
  • Cheap DG rates

Weaknesses

  • Interstate can take a long time
  • Customer service is slow

Paperwork Required

Label and Manifest

Additional Info

Couriers Please Website – 1300 361 000

Dangerous Goods

Freight Profile Specifications

Track and Trace

Terms and Conditions

CTI Logistics

Freight Profile (333 Cubic)

  • Skids and Pallets
  • Lengths and Ugly

Services Available

  • General Road

Strengths

  • Great rates Perth to/from Adelaide, Perth to/from Melbourne
  • Offer a Premium Melbourne to Perth Service (2 day service)
  • Competitive Full Loads

Weaknesses

  • Only a few legs serviced
  • Does not service Residential

Paperwork Required

Label, Connote and Manifest

Fedex

Freight Profile (200 Cubic)

  • Satchels and Cartons
  • Skids and Pallets

Services Available

  • International General
  • International Express

Strengths

  • USA

Weaknesses

  • Long booking process and multiple forms

Paperwork Required

Label, Manifest, Customs Declaration

Additional Info

Fedex Website – 13 26 10

Standard Conditions of Carriage

Followmont & Followmont NSW

Freight Profile (333 Cubic)

  • Cartons and Satchels
  • Skid and Pallets
  • Over length and Ugly

Services Available

  • General Road

Strengths

  • QLD and NSW

Weaknesses

  • Poor Track and Trace
  • Do not service residential (will service residential in regional areas)

Paperwork Required

Label and Manifest

Depot Operations

Manually operated by moving freight from one side of the depot to the other side which can sometimes cause delays

Additional Info

Followmont Website – 07 3608 4970

Track and Trace

Transit Times

Terms and Conditions

Hi-Trans

Freight Profile (333 Cubic)

  • Skids and Pallets only

Services Available

  • General
  • Express

Strengths

  • Pallet Rates (Full Pallet – 120x120x240cm and up to 1000kg, Half pallet – 120x120x120cm and up to 500kg)
  • Responsive Account Manager
  • General is cheap but very slow
  • Timeslots sent on Express have no fee

Weaknesses

  • General freight may be delayed if there is excess Express freight
  • Do not service residential
  • Do not take loose cartons

Paperwork Required

Label, Connote and Manifest

Depot Operations

Manually operated by moving freight from one side of the depot to the other side which can sometimes cause delays

Additional Info

Hi-Trans Website – 07 3373 0400

Packaging Guide

Transit Times

Terms and Conditions

Jet Couriers

Freight Profile

  • Cartons and Satchels
  • Skid and Pallets
  • Over length and Ugly

Services Available

  • Local Same Day
  • General
  • Express
  • Direct

Strengths

  • Great for service recovery
  • Good rates

Weaknesses

  • Not available on iCONSIGNIT
  • Additional fees for calls etc

Paperwork Required

None

Depot Operations

Does not go back to a depot, driver that collects also delivers

Additional Info

Jet Couriers Website – 07 3274 4777

Local Freight

Freight Profile

  • Pallets

Services Available

  • Local Pallets
  • Dangerous Goods

Strengths

  • Brisbane and surrounds ONLY

Weaknesses

  • Customer Service

Paperwork Required

Label, Connote and Manifest

Additional Info

Local Freight Website – 07 3271 5028

Northline

Freight Profile (333 Cubic)

  • Cartons and Satchels
  • Skids and Pallets
  • Oversized and Ugly

Services Available

  • General

Strengths

  • Very responsive Account Manager
  • Can quote international

Weaknesses

  • Expensive residential fee
  • General service only (but ETAs are more likely to be met)
  • If freight needs to be returned to sender (even due to damage) Northline will charge for this
  • No credits can be given for the freight component if freight is damaged or lost in transit (some special exclusions for lost)

Paperwork Required

Label, Connote and Manifest

Additional Info

Northline Website – 1300 722 534

Track and Trace

Freight Preparation and Packaging

Terms and Conditions

Railroad

Freight Profile (333 Cubic)

  • Skids and Pallets
  • Lengths and Ugly

Services Available

  • General Rail

Strengths

  • Great rate ex Melb to Perth, Adelaide, Darwin and Alice Springs

Weaknesses

  • Only services above routes

Paperwork Required

Label, Connote and Manifest

Depot Operations

Pretty much a carbon copy of Sadleirs, but move more volume particularly to SA.  Once Railroad have a booking request, they allocate to their fleet

  • Our fleet is 100% tautliner unless otherwise requested
  • Same day pick up can be arranged, cut off is strictly 12pm
  • Pick up fleet drop freight to our depot in Laverton Nth
  • Forklift drivers unload and spot check consignments & new customers
  • Load 3-4 B-Doubles daily Melb-Adelaide 75-90 % of freight is LTL
  • Load 45-60 containers a week Melb-Perth again 90% is LTL (Permanent Container Slots Mon-Sat)
  • Interstate Depots collect Containers / B-Doubles and stage for delivery
  • All Delivery fleet is 100% tautliner unless otherwise requested
  • Once delivered POD goes online within 48-72 hours

Additional Info

Terms and Conditions

Sadleirs

Freight Profile (333 Cubic)

  • Cartons (high minimum so not cost effective)
  • Skid and Pallets

Services Available

  • General Rail

Strengths

  • Cheap rates

Weaknesses

  • Only services Major City Centres – expensive on forwarding
  • Poor Electronic Track and Trace
  • Does Not Service Residential
  • Rail Service Only so freight is handled many times after it is picked up – slow

Paperwork Required

Label, Connote and Manifest

Depot Operations

Freight is collected and then loaded into containers the next day which is then railed through to the receiving depot. Freight is then unloaded from the containers and then sorted for local delivery. Delays can occur due to significant manual handling of the product as well as the delay in actually loading and unloading each container and delays of despatch to rail.  Best lane is Perth.

Additional Info

Sadleirs Website – 07 3271 2986

Packaging Guide

Terms and Conditions

Shaws

Freight Profile (333 cubic)

  • Cartons
  • Skids and Pallets
  • Lengths and Ugly

Services Available

  • General
  • Express

Strengths

  • Exceptional Service to NT
  • Express services available (Friday for Monday)
  • Generally 4 days to Darwin (direct service, most other carriers go to Adelaide first)

Weaknesses

  • Only services NT
  • CC has to manually book the freight (customer can still book through iCONSIGNIT)
  • Freight to Perth can take weeks (hence no ETA) – freight travels to Darwin and is then onforwarded to Perth when they have a full truck

Paperwork Required

Label, Connote and Manifest

Depot Operations

Manually operated by moving freight from one side of the depot to the other side

Additional Info

Shaws Website – 07 3376 0244

TFMXpress

Freight Profile (250 Cubic)

  • Sortable Freight (Cartons, Satchels)
  • Prefer Bulk Break with multiple con pick ups
  • Pallets and Skids
  • Will not take mufflers

Services Available

  • General Road
  • Residential ($22 charge)

Strengths

  • Metro to Metro
  • No Manual Handling Fees
  • Will call all residential deliveries prior to organising the delivery

Weaknesses

  • Accounts are set up on a customer by customer basis

Paperwork Required

Label and Manifest

Depot Operations

Conveyor Belt throughout Depot reducing need of Human interaction with Freight improving overall service for sortable freight

Additional Info

House rates available

Accounts to be set up for each customer

TFMXpress Website – 1300 113 822

Track and Trace

Toll IPEC

Freight Profile (250 Cubic)

  • Sortable Freight (Cartons, Satchels)

Services Available

  • General Road

Strengths

  • No Residential Fee

Weaknesses

  • Slow Customer Service – Offshore
  • MHF and MHF Oversize
  • Accounts are set up on a customer by customer basis, slow to set up accounts

Paperwork Required

Label and Manifest

Depot Operations

Conveyor Belt throughout Depot reducing need of Human interaction with Freight improving overall service for sortable freight

Additional Info

4 rate structures (Band 1 = $0-$50k, Band 2 = $50-$200k, Band 3 = $200-$500k, Band 4 = $500k+)

Toll Website – 1300 865 547

Track and Trace

Cartons Packaging Guide

Pallet Packaging Guide

Terms and Conditions

Toll Priority

Freight Profile (250 Cubic)

  • Satchels (with cubic or dead weight up to 5kg)
  • Freight must be contained within a satchel to obtain the flat rates
  • Freight must only be sent in Toll branded satchels

Services Available

  • Priority Air

Strengths

  • Priority (Air Freight)
  • Majority of Aus is next business day
  • Flat rates for 1kg, 3kg and 5kg
  • No Residential Fee

Weaknesses

  • Slow Customer Service – Offshore
  • Slow to set up accounts
  • Three tiers of remote fee that can be quite expensive

Paperwork Required

Label and Manifest

Depot Operations

Conveyor Belt throughout Depot reducing need of Human interaction with Freight improving overall service for sortable freight.

Additional Info

Toll Website – 1300 865 547

Satchel Packaging Guide

TNT

Freight Profile (250 Cubic)

  • Cartons and Satchels (cartons over 30kg should be palletised)
  • Pallets and skids (will not carry over 250kg to residential)

Services Available

  • General Road
  • Technology
  • Premium Technology
  • Overnight Express

Strengths

  • Key Account Manager for day to day enquiries and responsive National Account Manager
  • Advanced Track and Trace system
  • No Tailgate fee on Technology Express

Weaknesses

  • Lots of reweigh and recube charges
  • Very expensive over length fees that start at 150cm
  • Residential fees
  • MHF

Paperwork required

Label and Manifest

Depot Operations

Conveyor Belt throughout Depot reducing need of Human interaction with Freight improving overall service for sortable freight.

Additional Info

TNT Website – 131 150

Packaging Guide

Dangerous Goods

Prohibited Goods

Track and Trace

Incoterms

Transit Times

Remote Zone Guide