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Grower Truck initiatives

This year CBH has a significant export task ahead of 17 million tonnes of shipping capacity, fully booked by exporters of WA grain. 

The most CBH has ever shipped previously is 15 million tonnes.  With a 21.3 million tonne harvest delivered and strong export demand, CBH is finding ways to be able to provide the WA grain industry with further capacity to meet this market demand.

CBH has already put in place measures to increase shipping capacity to meet the 17 million tonnes, including renegotiated, sustainable road contracts and a new rail service provider Aurizon, who is bringing on an additional three rail fleets to complement our existing fleet. 

However, with tight transport resources in WA and the ever-present threat of COVID-19 disruptions to our supply chain, CBH needs more trucks than ever to get your grain to port.

We are seeking growers to please support the CBH outloading program and consider using your truck or driver/s for one of the below opportunities.

All these initiatives provide you with flexibility, certainty and a premium financial incentive, regardless of whether you work for CBH or one of our road contractors.

  • 1. Subcontract to a current CBH road contractor
    • Sign on and retention incentives paid directly by CBH
    • Growers subcontract to CBH road contractors
    • Contact the following businesses for more details:
      • Geraldton Zone
        • Geraldton Freight Lines on (08) 9071 0500
      • Kwinana
        • Cropline on (08) 9356 9200
        • Marley’s Transport on (08) 9410 4600
      • Albany
        • Albany Freight Lines on (08) 9071 0500
        • Southern Regional Transport (SRT) on 0427 443 099
      • Esperance
        • Esperance Freight Lines on (08) 9071 0500
        • OD Transport on (08) 9071 1288.
  • 2. Grain Forward Haul with Cropline Haulage
    • Growers can take grain from a CBH site to port and back haul their lime or fertiliser to farm
    • Currently available from Piawaning, Merredin, Moora, Brookton and Wickepin
    • Sites change regularly – new sites will continually be announced
    • Contact Cropline on (08) 9356 9200.
  • 3. Lease your prime mover or trailer to Cropline Haulage
    • Guaranteed minimum revenue and agreed profit share per net tonne kilometre (NTK)
    • Available in the Kwinana North and South zones
    • Drivers will be managed by Cropline and vehicle maintenance can be offset on pro-rata basis against revenue earned
    • Eligible trucks required to be less than 15 years old with a minimum 60 tonne payload.
    • Contact Cropline on (08) 9356 9200.
  • 4. Directly contract to CBH and cart grain for select routes
    • Premium NTK rate for all routes
    • Expression of Interest required before work can be allocated
    • Contracting and onboarding with CBH required
    • Subject to engagement with the road asset owners, potential routes include:
      • Arrino, Mullewa and Morawa to Geraldton Port
      • Perenjori to Mingenew or Geraldton Port
      • Calingiri, Watheroo, Piawaning and Miling to MGC or Kwinana Grain Terminal
      • Beacon or Cleary to Kalannie
      • Bencubbin to Koorda
      • Mukinbudin to Merredin
      • Southern Cross, Moorine Rock or Burracoppin to Merredin
      • Tammin to Cunderdin or Avon
      • Hyden, Karlgarin, Pingaring and Newdegate to Lake Grace
      • Dumbleyung and Wagin to Cranbrook, Mirambeena or Albany Grain Terminal
      • Broomehill to Cranbrook, Mirambeena or Albany Grain Terminal
      • Salmon Gums to Grass Patch
    • Contact CBH Grower Service Centre on 1800 199 083.
To take up an opportunity, please call the listed contact for your preferred option.

Grower Transport initiative 

This section applies only to growers directly contracting to CBH under the Grower Transport initiative.

What do I need to set-up my business?

  • Valid Main Roads WA HVA accreditation certificate
  • Proof of Truck(s) /Trailer(s) roadworthiness
  • Valid AMMS permit
  • Proof of current COVID-19 vaccination (not required but may be asked to provide evidence of vaccination)
  • COVID Safety Plan for your business (WA government has a template available and CBH can help you fill this in) 

Onboarding steps

If you require any assistance with any steps in the Grower Transport onboarding process, please contact the Grower Service Centre via email: growerservicecentre@cbh.com.au or via Freecall: 1800 199 083

Truck Hygiene

Please ensure your trailers are cleaned prior to transporting grain.

If you have been transporting fertiliser, it may have been treated with flutriafol, a fungicide used to protect plant seedlings from leaf diseases.

Flutriafol dust and residue can contaminate grain if it is left in a truck trailer. Agricultural chemicals can be detected on grain at very low levels due to technological advances in testing equipment, so please ensure your equipment is clean.

There are two main methods of effective cleaning:

  1. Sweeping or using compressed air followed by washing is the best option to safeguard grain transport and storage equipment.
  2. Compressed air by itself is also effective, if the fertiliser was dry of any applied liquids at loading.

Please always wear appropriate personal protective equipment.