Transporting oversized, large and heavy objects has always been a special challenge for transport. At company Holleman Transport Ltd. they are very familiar with bulk transport, both thanks to the company’s ten years of experience of doing business in Serbia and also thanks to the even greater experience of Holleman’s parent company – multinational transportation company Schwandner P. Logistik + Transport GmbH. Our interlocutor Dejan Tubić, the director of Holleman Transport, stresses that their work is constantly evolving thanks to the great work and dedication of all employees, but also thanks to the understanding of the relevant ministries and state institutions that create conditions for this job to be done securely and on time.
Holleman, which is well known for the transport of oversized and heavy cargo, has been operating in Serbia for 10 years. What are the most important standards and procedures you apply in your operations, especially when it comes to transporting oversized cargo?
– Company HOLLEMAN TRANSPORT began operating on the territory of the Republic of Serbia 10 years ago.
In our development process we constantly improve and strive not to lag behind European and international companies in the transport domain. We are certified in the fields of quality, health and safety at work and environmental protection with the certificates ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 14001: 2015 and OHSAS 18001: 2007.
In addition to certificates that are recognised by international organisations, the particularity of the work we do ensures that we also have a lot of internal policies and procedures that help us to ensure we have professional and safe working processes.
It is important that oversized cargo arrives on time and undamaged. How do you achieve that; which measures is it necessary to take to ensure everything goes smoothly and that you can reach the necessary experts?
– In order to ensure the safe transportation of goods that must arrive undamaged and on time, we need to work every day on improving all segments of work, both in terms of the resources with which we work and the employees who use those resources. The completion of the work process starts from the moment an offer is given related to a transport job, via the obtaining of a positive response to that offer, preparing for transport that includes securing the necessary permits along the agreed route, preparing drivers for transport, ensuring we have the equipment used for securing cargo and all other important elements that impact on that.
From the moment an offer is given related to a transport job, via the obtaining of a positive response to that offer, preparing for transport that includes securing the necessary permits along the agreed route, preparing drivers for transport, ensuring we have the equipment used for securing cargo and all other important elements that impact on that – the work process is fully completed
Oversized cargo requires special conditions along the transport route. Are you assisted in this work by certain traffic and other competent authorities?
– You‘re right, without the competent institutions it is impossible to conduct this type of transport operation.
When we first started operating, there were difficulties in securing the necessary permits and approvals. Over time there have been changes in these institutions and these changes resulted in significant improvements, both in terms of the time needed to prepare and on the ground. It is often the case that short times required to organise transport are an essential factor in gaining a job. We used to have to wait up to ten days to obtain permits to move our convoy, but now the competent institutions issue these same permits within three to five days. Likewise, the operations of the Interior Ministry and Traffic Police have visibly improved, which helps to ensure our cargo is safely transported to the desired destination.