How We Give Back to the Community

Shaw’s Darwin Transport has evolved from humble, one-man beginnings in 1981 to a successful national operation with depots in four cities – Perth, Darwin, Brisbane and Sydney – but that doesn’t mean that we have lost our community spirit and understanding.

In fact, we are more passionate about giving back to the local community and investing in our staff than ever before!

Mango Madness Festival in Darwin 🥭

The Mango Madness Festival is new event to the Northern Territory, developed to celebrate the juicy, delicious mangoes that the Northern Territory is famous for. 

At Shaw’s Darwin Transport, we recognize the importance of Mango Farming to the Northern Territory economy and are proud sponsors of the inaugural Mango Madness Festival.

Northern Territory Mango Farmers now produce over 50% of Australia’s Mango crop and our refrigerated services transport thousands of trays of freshly picked Mangoes to key markets in Perth, Sydney and Brisbane every season. We look forward to the continued growth of this industry and the success of this Festival.

The Mango Madness Festival 2020

Date: Sunday, 25 October 2020

Time: 10am – 5pm

Venue: Darwin Waterfront

What’s on Offer: Food stalls, tastings of mango-inspired food and drinks, competitions, entertainment, educational displays and workshops. 

Click here for more information. 

As one of the local transport companies in Darwin, we can’t wait to check out this festival! 

Other Ways We Care

Our commitment to care for and give back to the community reaches much further than sponsoring great events – it’s also at the forefront of how we handle our day-to-day logistics, our staff and drivers, our purchases, and how we run our business as a whole.

There are a number of things we do at Shaw’s Darwin Transport to take greater care of our environment and our staff.

Lowering Emissions 

One of our biggest aims at the moment is to become a greener transport company by lowering our emissions in a number of areas – through our vehicles, our energy consumption at our depots and via our day-to-day operations. 

  • Vehicles: We regularly upgrade our trucks to maximise fuel efficiency. We also encourage safe driving practices and ensure loads are efficient to get the most out of our trucks and each tank of fuel. 
  • Energy: The installation of solar panels at Sydney depot has seen the workshop and servers powered completely by solar energy. The solar panels are so efficient that they return power to the energy grid daily. 
  • Operations: Our team are currently working hard to move more of our operations to a digital space in order to reduce our use of paper. 

Managing Driver Fatigue and Wellbeing 

At Shaw’s Darwin Transport, our drivers are an integral part of our family and we’re committed to caring for their health and well-being.

One particular issue we are focused on managing carefully is driver fatigue, which result from poor sleeping patterns and long periods of time awake. Driver fatigue impacts response time, alertness and the driver’s ability to make sound judgement, and unfortunately, it can be fatal. 

At Shaw’s, we manage driver fatigue through training and education, better planning of rosters and schedules, easy-to-follow hazard and incident reporting systems and the efficient monitoring of driver safety and health through the trialing of ‘seeing machines’ in our cabs. 

Contact Shaw’s Darwin Transport Today

At Shaw’s Darwin Transport, we’re backed by top quality equipment, the latest technology, reputable suppliers and most of all, experienced and skilled staff who are committed to providing the best service possible. 

With almost four decades in the freight transport industry, we’re proud to play a role in the communities we work in and enjoy giving back where possible.

Whether you’re a little lost looking for trusted transport companies in Darwin and across the country, or you’re looking for a transport company that goes above and beyond, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for with Shaw’s Darwin Transport.

Request a competitively priced quote for interstate freight today.