Sargent will soon receive the first six of 14 Fuso ‘Canter’ truck buses which will be used on pipeline projects in the Surat Basin and mine sites in the Bowen Basin and across Australia.

Earlier this year, the company introduced twenty 18-seat heavy-duty off-road vehicles to its fleet which are also being used in major pipeline projects.

“The new 14-seat truck buses feature a tray back which provides greater functionality on projects as they are able to carry both personnel and equipment at the same time,” Sargent Chief Executive Officer Grant Chugg said.

“This reduces the number of vehicles needed on a site and allows more people and equipment to be carried around at any given time, making it safer for crews and reducing environmental impacts.”

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The 4x4 vehicles are being supplied by Zupps Truck & Bus Centre Gold Coast, which has been supplying vehicles to Sargent’s national fleet for two and a half years. The truck buses are being fitted out to Sargent’s specifications by Sunshine Coast-based company All Terrain Warriors.

Mr Chugg said the truck buses were being modified to cope with extreme conditions as well as provide extra safety for crews.

“The vehicles also feature roll over protection, collision avoidance and GPS tracking systems and parabolic spring suspension which delivers improved flexibility, stability, load capacity and shock absorption,” he added.