Long overshadowed by the mining boom, the crane truck segment has grown to become a sizeable market in its own right since the start of the decade – spawning a new entrepreneurial generation that is happy to seize an opportunity when they see it.
Over the last year, Redstar Transport has been able to successfully maintain its cross-nation line haul business and increase the focus on safety by using the expertise of owner/directors John Dixon and Sean Williams.
Mount Gambier-based milk transportation expert, Milkflow, has positioned itself in the market as a vibrant and unique alternative to mainstream businesses – a philosophy that is flowing right through to its on-highway equipment.
In 1977, Bob Middleton named his company Whiteline Transport, inspired by the white road markings that continually disappeared under the front of his truck on the long route from Adelaide to Perth. Today, the company is a national powerhouse.
Lara’s Riordan Grain Services knows that in order to stay atop the agricultural industry, a company needs to be equipped with a variety of trailers that can perform specific tasks when called upon.
Air Liquide specialises in the distribution of industrial gas – even in the most remote areas of the Australian continent. Trailer talked to the company’s Northern Territory branch about the challenge of servicing the outback.
Running a transport business in the Northern Territory is very different from anywhere else in Australia, as drivers have to be self-sufficient and resilient. Take Wildman River Stock Contractors – a company well versed in handling the tough environment.
In a move to bolster its standing as one of the country’s leading intermodal carriers, rail freight specialist Aurizon is continuing to strengthen its position in the road transport market.
To survive and prosper in the Australian road transport industry for 27 years entails hard work and sharp focus. In the case of Coastal Transport Services, developing a set of ‘Golden Rules’ has been a third important factor of success.
With an unerring emphasis on providing quality service, Brisbane-based Rogers Transport has forged customer relationships that stand the test of time.
Wallace International has set itself apart by offering its clientele an integrated solution to both import and export needs, with wharf-to-door deliveries using a fleet of specialised trucks that definitely stand out.
As an established force in the commercial road transport market, GBR Transport has a trick or two up its sleeve to sustain growth in a volatile business environment. One key element that has proven successful is a strong focus on customer service.
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