Holcim gets ACCC approval for truck allocation system

Competition regulator authorises Holcim's concrete cartage allocation system until March 31, 2019

October 3, 2013

Concrete cartage firm Holcim has received the final tick of approval for its truck allocation system to continue until early 2019.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) reauthorised the scheme, which first began in 2003 and is used to assign deliveries to owner-drivers in Perth.

Called the Equal Opportunity of Trips (EOT) system, it is designed to ensure no truck receives more or less work than Holcim’s Perth fleet average.

Trucks that fall below a set average of volumes are despatched to higher-frequency jobs, while others which exceed the average are sent to quieter plants.

ACCC Commissioner Dr Jill Walker says EOT provides a transparent mechanism for concrete delivery jobs and has improved service reliability and efficiency.

The ACCC granted full authorisation until March 31, 2019.

Holcim last month gained interim authorisation until the ACCC reached a decision.

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