18 February 2016
Transport companies and truck drivers accessing Sydney's key air and sea transport hubs will have easier access to quality fuel with the opening of Caltex Australia's purpose-built truck stop in Banksmeadow.
The Banksmeadow site is the newest addition to Caltex's National Truck Network - the largest truck refuelling network in Australia, comprising 200 dedicated truck stops and 300 truck-friendly sites across the country.
Attached to Caltex's Banksmeadow fuel terminal, the facility is designed to cater for a wide range of trucks, from light rigid trucks to B-doubles, with 16 hoses attached to ultra-high-flow pumps that can deliver diesel at a rate of 130 litres per minute.
The site provides 24/7 access to Vortex diesel, diesel and AdBlue and has StarCard facilities for easy payment and effective fleet management.
Caltex Australia's General Manager Business to Business Sales, Scott Nicholls, said the new site would be of significant assistance to trucks travelling along the eastern seaboard, joining key refuelling sites on major trucking routes from the Port of Melbourne, through to Sydney's ports, and on to the Port of Brisbane.
"The new site is ideally positioned between Sydney's two major international gateways - Port Botany and Sydney Airport - and connected to the key arterial roads that service approximately 7,750 commercial vehicles travelling into the area every day.
"Trucks delivering to, or loading from, the Port Botany and Mascot areas will greatly benefit from the new site.
"With nearby motorway expansions planned, the Banksmeadow truck stop has a growing role to play providing convenient access to the high-quality fuels the transport industry needs to perform their critical function in our economy," Mr Nicholls said.
Last year Caltex bolstered its National Truck Network with the addition of 15 dedicated sites, including a facility at the Port of Brisbane.
Continuing its investment into Australia's growing transport and logistics sector, there are plans to open another 10 sites in 2016.
The Banksmeadow site will be added to Caltex's 'My Truck Mate' app and the online National Truck Network locator, providing drivers with real-world tools to help locate sites and plan the most efficient routes.
The Banksmeadow truck stop is now open and is located at 1-3 Penrhyn Road, Banksmeadow.
With a commitment to Australia tracing back to 1900, Caltex has grown to become the nation's outright leader in transport fuel. Caltex supplies one-third of all Australia's transport fuels and is unique in this market for being the only major brand listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Through its comprehensive supply chain, Caltex has forged its reputation for providing safe and reliable supply of high-quality fuels to a diverse number of customer segments, including retail, mining, agriculture, aviation, transport, small-to-medium enterprises, marine, automotive and government. Caltex is also one of Australia's largest convenience retailers and franchisors, with over 85% of its stores operated by franchisees.
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