“Truck buses are in demand by the mining industry because of their reputation for safe operation, sturdy and long lasting construction and their ability to operate in extreme terrains.
“The introduction of these ‘go anywhere’ vehicles to our fleet is an exciting new direction for Sargent and part of our strategy to become a leading provider to the mining and infrastructure industries.”
At the time of writing, ten truck buses had been ordered for QGC and five for APLNG, with four in use by QGC. Sunshine Coast-based company All Terrain Warriors was building the vehicles to Sargent’s specifications, with all 15 buses expected to be delivered by August 2012.
Mr Chugg said the truck buses had been modified to cope with extreme conditions as well as provide extra safety for crews.