Macknsons Gets Its Success in the Freighting Precious Cargo Sector With Iveco’s Help

For Perth-based specialist sensitive freight transporter, Macknsons, there’s a lot more involved than just providing customers with an ‘A to B’ freight service – and there’s also a lot more at stake. Counting the Western Australian Museum, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and private collectors amongst its clientele, for Macknsons, often what’s inside the truck is considered priceless.

Established in 1995 by Peter McDougall, Macknsons has earned a stellar reputation across Western Australia for its care in transporting priceless artefacts, artworks and collectables, along with fragile freight to the medical, hospitality and mining industries.

Peter began in the transport sector at 17 as a furniture removalist where he plied his skills for several years before deciding to specialise in sensitive freight – now he leads a team of 25 people and operates 12 trucks, including two IVECO X-Ways and two Daily cab chassis.

What sets Macknsons aside from its peers? According to Peter, there are a few key elements.

“We’re a ‘people company’ that shares a passion for providing a great service and moving our customers’ assets safely. It’s a service-focused business and everybody who works with us has a care factor; they also undergo long-term on-the-job training – they’re highly motivated professionals always looking to improve all measures.”

said Peter McDougall, owner of Macknsons. 

Macknsons’ business model also holds accountability as a high priority, according to Peter.

“We ship all over WA and provide our clients with full visibility – we’re solely responsible from pick-up to delivery, there’s no cross docking; we use vehicle tracking and advanced transport and warehouse management systems to ensure we know at what point in the journey every piece of freight is.”

affirmed Peter McDougall, owner of Macknsons.'
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