PEOPLE MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE
And we have some of the best...
We have smart IT systems, state-of-the-art trucks, great facilities and strong processes, but in the end logistics will always come down to the quality of the people that work within. While Peter still takes an active interest in the company in his role as Chairman and sole owner, he has established a business that seeks to source and retain some of the best and most committed people in the industry.
Our Executive Management team has over 60 years combined of experience in local, regional and international transport as well as warehousing and 3PL solutions. Cochrane's also has an Adelaide based Customer Service team that understands the local market and geography and can interact directly with operations. Operating 7 days a week and 364 days a year, our business relies upon highly competent staff at all hours of the day who are driven to ensure we meet and exceed our customers expectations.
Regional Agents - Local Businesses Supporting Both Cochrane's and Their Community
Safety is our First Priority
Protecting staff, agents, customers and the community is our responsibility
It is our aim to provide a no harm environment under our control. With over 100 drivers in our fleet, the quality of the person behind the wheel is a constant focus. All country drivers undertake basic fatigue training which not only ensures they have the proper training and nationally recognised accrediation for regional requirements, but also helps them understand the value of rest, diet and breaks in their occupation.
Our modern fleet is equipped with in-cab tools such as hands free phones and GPS tracking, and its roadworthiness and safety is supported by our in-house team of fully qualified diesel mechanics, constant interaction with the original equipment manufacturers, and 11 on-site tyre inspections each and every week by our supplier.
All staff may be subject to random drug and alcohol testing during the year, and those that let themselves and others down are given support in the first instance. Further, we support staff with training in Dangerous Goods carriage and regulations as well as load restraint and vehicle weight requirements. Our Safety Committee is active and committed to working with management to create and maintain a safe working environment on site and in the field.
With over 40 years experience, Cochrane's is the supply chain partner you can trust
Contact us now to see out how we can work together.
We have been utilising Cochrane's (formerly Northern Kope) to service all our Autobarn/Autopro stores in South Australia over the last 4 years and I'm delighted to say they are one of our best carriers. When we first started working with Automotive Brands we really struggled to find a carrier that could meet the high demands of servicing the SA stores day to day orders. We had stores that required deliveries prior to 9am and others that had tailgate requirements on a daily basis. Cochrane's were tremendous in assisting Fortigo to understand the needs that each store had. Out of all the states that we currently service for ABG, South Australia is by far the smoothest.
Finally, if any issues ever arise then Cochrane's work very hard to resolve them. Thank you for the outstanding service provided thus far, and we look forward to many more years of strong business relationships.
Managing Director - Fortigo Transport Management