• Safety is number 1

    Safety is
    number 1

  • We are committed to the safety and care of our people

    We are committed
    to the safety and care
    of our people

  • A strong customer focus to delivery in full on time

    A strong customer focus,
    to deliver in full
    on time

  • Technology to enhance our performance and reportability

    Technology to enhance
    our performance
    and reportability

  • Purpose-built equipment tailored to client needs

    to client needs

  • Specialists in transportation & freight movement Australia-wide

    in transportation
    & freight movement

  • Safe, reliable & cost effective road transport solutions

    Safe, reliable &
    cost effective
    road transport

  • Delivering a Safer, Smarter Future

    Delivering a Safer
    & Smarter Future

  • RFT invests in Research Project to Improve Driver Safety

    Wednesday, 29 June 2016

    Ron Finemore Transport is currently deploying the RFT DSS (Driver Safety System) from Seeing Machines. This technology provides a forward facing camera linked to an infrared driver facing camera.

    Investing in our safer smarter future, RFT believes that this system will improve driver safety as well as the interface between our operations & customers, our teams and the community in general. Seeing Machines is a leading provider of this technology and the two organisations have agreed to participate in a research study that aims to identify how people control fatigue and distraction whilst at work in addition to the causes of fatigue and distraction in general. The aim of the project is to improve safety outcomes.

    A CRC-P grant has recently been awarded to Seeing Machines, Monash University and RFT, as outlined in the press release below.



    Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja has welcomed the allocation of more than $20 million to fund a range of projects to develop a product, service or process that will solve problems for Australian industries.

    Seeing Machines Limited in Braddon, ACT, will receive $2.25 million under the Cooperative Research Centre-Project (CRC-P) Programme. Their project will develop a world-leading driver monitoring product that will enable the freight industry to monitor and improve driver safety and wellbeing, in ways not currently possible. By using cutting edge technology and this grant funding, Seeing Machines is able to develop next generation systems to improve truck drivers’ safety by preventing accidents caused by driver fatigue and distraction. The Australian Transport Council estimates that 20-30% of fatal accidents on Australian roads are due to driver fatigue.

    Ken Kroeger, CEO of Seeing Machines said

    “growing from a small start-up to employing over 140 people globally; this funding allows us to work collaboratively with world-leading researchers from Monash University and our safety-focussed customer, Ron Finemore Transport to help Australian truck drivers get home to their families after every shift.”

    “Canberra is home to many successful businesses and Seeing Machines in Braddon is just one example of an innovative business benefitting from our plan for jobs and growth,” Senator Seselja said. “The CRC Project stream will assist in encouraging and facilitating SME participation in
    collaborative research, solving problems and delivering tangible outcomes for industry,” Senator Seselja said.

    The Government has announced details of 11 successful projects from a range of industries which will share in a total of $22.6 million in funding.
    Each collaboration involves at least two Australian industry entities and at least one Australian research entity. The organisations will work together to deliver the project. Improving collaboration between researchers and industry to cultivate a more innovative and entrepreneurial economy is a key pillar of the Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda.

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At Ron Finemore Transport (RFT), our business is much more than merely loading, transporting and unloading a range of goods and commodities.

It's about putting raw materials into production lines, products into homes, food onto tables and smiles onto faces.

Ours is a business that spans generations and ignites passions.

We are deeply committed to providing our clients with the highest levels of service, and, to draw a parallel with our own vehicles, our company is on a road of continual improvement.

We are constantly recognising innovation and implementing new technologies. We are streamlining distribution interfaces and eliminating waste. We are developing increasingly efficient and cost-effective processes, protocols and work methods. And we are embracing our role as an environmentally and socially responsible corporate citizen.

It'€™s all about maintaining our position as a nationally recognised transport and distribution company -€“ one that meets world's best practice in efficiency of operations, while also delivering unsurpassed customer service.

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Ron Finemore has long been a pioneer in road health and safety, and throughout his 50 year career, has worked tirelessly to improve road safety and advocate for adequate training for drivers.

RFT is committed to the safety and care of our people, and take a great deal of pride in ensuring a safe and healthy work environment.

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About Ron Finemore Transport

Ron Finemore Transport was established by Ron Finemore AO in 2004, following his acquisition of Wodonga-based company Lewington's Transport. In 2005, Smith's Transport in Orange was also purchased, forming the foundation of the company today.

The conception of Ron Finemore Transport signalled Ron Finemore's re-emergence into the transport industry, following the sale of Finemore Holdings in 2001; the company he built from the ground up during the 1960s.

With our head office located in Wodonga on the New South Wales/Victoria border, directly in the centre of the Sydney-Melbourne-Adelaide freight triangle, RFT provides regional and inter-capital city line-haul road transport services across four major operating divisions; general freight, liquid freight, temperature-controlled, and bulk freight.

Our Wodonga office is the resource base for all of RFT's regional distribution, interstate freight services and capital city logistics, and provides fleet maintenance services, while also acting as the national centre for sales and administration.

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