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Schmitz Cargobull’s multi-temp reefer goes west

  • From the July 2016 issue.
Schmitz Cargobull’s multi-temp reefer goes west

Changing equipment suppliers can be risky, but will often build the foundation for lasting success. Busselton Freight Services did just that when it first purchased a Schmitz Cargobull trailer. Almost a decade later, it’s yet to regret the decision.

Running a transport business is a risky, and often costly, undertaking. With equipment, staff and overheads creating on-going cost pressure, a strong focus on profitability and Return On Investments has proven crucial for lasting success, as brothers Denis and Allan Price have learned.

Since establishing Busselton Freight Services in 1983, the family-owned company has become one of the most successful fleet operations in Western Australia, servicing some large-scale supermarket outlets. For Denis, choosing the right equipment suppliers has been the key to BFS’ longevity.

“Allan and I started with just a small rigid truck delivering for a supermarket in Busselton, which did a fine job to say the least,” he recalls, revealing that BFS also opened a general freight and scrap metal transport service during the late 1990s.

“As the business grew, we continued to strike gold with our transport equipment suppliers. Those decisions have helped generate profitability and that’s why we’ve been able expand our services, as well as the fleet.”

In June, BFS added to the fleet with a new tandem-axle, 16-pallet refrigerated van from Schmitz Cargobull that will be used for city pickups and deliveries. The trailer was manufactured at Krueger Transport Equipment's factory in Truganina, Victoria, before being shipped off to Busselton.

The full story has appeared in the July edition of Trailer. To get your copy, click here.

 

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