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Fleet of the Month

  • Troy Heavy Haulage: Born to haul

    Troy Heavy Haulage: Born to haul

    Barry Troy is a second generation transport specialist who has worked hard and smart to achieve his success.

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  • Primo Haulage: A keen eye on cost

    Primo Haulage: A keen eye on cost

    Based on a pragmatic approach to business and strong relationships with its clientele, Primo Haulage has become a premium name in the refrigerated transport game. Despite a minimum of livery, the company’s fleet is turning heads around the country.

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  • Grainhart: The seeds of excellence

    Grainhart: The seeds of excellence

    Queensland-based Grainhart Transport is serious about achieving a measurable productivity gain and boosting performance in grain packaging, cartage and export. But, despite the strong focus on high technology equipment, family stills comes first.

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  • Hawkins: The mother of success

    Hawkins: The mother of success

    Is it possible to combine a happy family life and a successful career? Yes, just ask Roz Shaw. In the contested business environment that is Australia’s commercial road transport industry, the mother of three has turned Hawkins Road Transport, a classic 'family first' business, into a $80 million corporation.

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  • Gascorp: Triple treat

    Gascorp: Triple treat

    Transporting fuel in metropolitan Sydney can be a tough ask for any haulage company. Local family business, Gascorp, however, has made a virtue out of necessity. In what seemed like a David versus Goliath kind of challenge, Gascorp established itself as a boutique brand with a flawless safety record.

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  • L. Arthur: Limitless potential

    L. Arthur: Limitless potential

    As a leading force in the transportation of containerised freight, it pays to have a diverse fleet that can adjust to the individual requirements of every client. For more than a century, family-owned transport company L. Arthur has provided such variety and can now draw on a solid reputation in a contested market.

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  • Longevity matters

    Longevity matters

    “Trailers will always be an asset,” says Michael Rowell, Director of Rowell Freight Lines – a family-owned Australian transport company that has forged a strong partnership with renowned trailer brands.

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  • Ablett’s family ties

    Ablett’s family ties

    The strength and sustainability of family-run enterprises like Ablett’s Transport keep helping Australia’s commercial transport sector ride out political upheavals and economic rollercoasters. Both agile and resilient, they are able capture and keep both existing and prospective markets.

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  • Boral boosts safety

    Boral boosts safety

    The giant Boral group of companies works tirelessly to achieve safety gains across all sectors of operations and boasts sophisticated systems and equipment to deliver results.

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  • Innovation and diversity

    Innovation and diversity

    South East Qld Hauliers is a company at the leading edge of innovation utilising the latest technology to deliver quality customer service. but, It also has a diverse range of other interests involving trucking tailored to market needs.

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  • De Bruyn’s Transport

    De Bruyn’s Transport

    Originating in war-torn Europe, De Bruyn’s Transport had to go to great length before reaching Tasmania’s rough shore. 60 years after witnessing the fleet being confiscated overnight, the company has become a leading transport operation, retaining the family’s relentless determination to succeed.

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  • Thompson Bros. Transport

    Thompson Bros. Transport

    It is common practice in Australia’s transport industry to pass on the management of a company in the family circle. Thompson Bros. Transport, though, has taken the term “continuity” to a new level, with two brothers succeeding two brothers in office.

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