Bulk Haulage involves the moving of precious aggregates, materials and chemicals in the mining, agriculture, construction, and manufacturing industries. With the use of specialised transportation equipment, mostly tippers and their variants, iseekplant's suppliers provide secure and efficient bulk haulage services tailored to your specific needs.
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Bulk Haulage is a subcontracted service that is usually quoted on the basis of the weight or loads of materials that are being moved. It differs from tipper hire, which is the hiring of trucks to carry materials which is paid for on an hourly rate basis. One is a hire contract, the other a defined subcontracted service.
Pricing for bulk haulage services varies widely based on the type of goods, distance, vehicle requirements, and specific regulations. Here's an average price guide:
|Type of Haulage||Distance||Size of Load (if applicable)||Price Range|
|Mineral Haulage||Short (up to 50km)||Per Tonne||$20 - $30 per tonne|
|Long (50km+)||Per Tonne||$30 - $50 per tonne|
|Liquid Haulage||Short (up to 50km)||Specific load size||$500 - $1,000 per load|
|Long (50km+)||Specific load size||$1,000 - $3,000 per load|
|Agricultural Haulage||Short (up to 50km)||Per Tonne||$10 - $20 per tonne|
|Long (50km+)||Per Tonne||$20 - $40 per tonne|
|Waste Haulage||Short (up to 50km)||Specific load size||$100 - $200 per load|
|Long (50km+)||Specific load size||$200 - $400 per load|
Note: All prices in this content are in AUD, exclude GST and are estimates.
You hire a tipper if you intend to ‘bulk haul’ materials, but it’s not a subcontracted service. It's a hire contract, either on wet hire (with operator and fuel) or dry hire (machine only) terms. Contractors with tippers for hire will lease you a truck for a defined period of time. There are big swings in the rates below because truck capacities vary so substantially.
|Type||Capacity Range||Dry Hire (Per Hour)||Dry Hire (Per Day)||Wet Hire (Per Hour)||Wet Hire (Per Day)|
|Bogie Tipper||3 - 10 Tonne||$50 - $250||$230 - $1,800||$90 - $140||$680 - $1,100|
|Truck & Dog||15 - 30+ Tonne||$100 - $400||$700 - $2,500||$160 - $200||$1,100 - $1,500|
|Semi Tipper||20 - 165 Tonne||$70 - $500||$500 - $3,600||$135 - $600||$970 - $4,300|
|Side Tipper||20 - 30 Tonne||$70 - $200||$500 - $1,440||$100 - $200||$720 - $1,500|
At iseekplant, we excel in finding you top-notch Bulk Haulage contractors to cater to the large-scale transportation needs of commodities, raw materials, and finished goods. Our listed suppliers' expertise extends across a wide range of industries, from agricultural produce and construction materials to minerals and waste products.
In Australia, the bulk haulage industry operates under strict regulations enforced by federal and state authorities. It's one of the most regulated areas in construction. Our verified suppliers prioritise safety and environmental compliance in every aspect of our operations. The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) oversees the implementation of heavy vehicle national laws, while state-based transport departments may enforce additional regulations.
Under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL), comprehensive rules are established for vehicle standards, fatigue management, mass, dimension, and loading. When you choose an iseekplant supplier as your bulk haulage partner, you should ask for their policy and compliance documentation.
We also need to let you know that as the person hiring the service, you have some culpability in accidents and safety issues. This is due to the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws, which we also recommend you review before hiring anyone.
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