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Fleet of the Month

  • Hornby Transport: Fleet of steel

    Hornby Transport: Fleet of steel

    When Bob Hornby started in the transport industry back in the 1970s, the Wollongong/Port Kembla metropolis was one of the two ‘steel cities’ in NSW, a place where almost all business activity was linked in some way to the massive blast furnaces that dominated the skyline – a gold mine for the trucking industry.

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  • AJ Bush & Sons

    AJ Bush & Sons

    AJ Bush & Sons has a long history in the meat and rendering business, with core activities relying on a transport division operating unique and specialised equipment.

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  • Region Peak Transport

    Region Peak Transport

    Melbourne’s Region Peak Transport can pride itself on the fact that it never lost a client since the first load was delivered on the back of a 1710 International Acco rigid – but instead of resting on his laurels, Brian Harper is busy building a fleet that will ensure the flawless track record will be maintained in the future.

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  • Transforce Bulk Haulage

    Transforce Bulk Haulage

    When it comes to implementing a long-term strategy for the future growth and sustainability of Australia’s road transport industry, Transforce Bulk Haulage is one name that will drop immediately. The company is the first certified carbon-neutral trucking business in the country.

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  • Micway Transport

    Micway Transport

    As so often, it all started with a casual beer or two. In David Franklin’s case, however, it’s not at all what you expect. David used to be a well-regarded country publican who one day decided to sell up and buy a truck. Micway Transport was born.

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  • Gilmour Bulk Haulage

    Gilmour Bulk Haulage

    WA-based Gilmour Bulk Haulage has specialised in running road trains all across Australia’s vast west, where local mass regulations can provide a notable benefit for the extra axle.

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  • Cartage Australia

    Cartage Australia

    Through an uncompromising commitment to service and quality, Cartage Australia is growing from strength to strength. The Melbourne-based company opened a new facility in Sydney this year to go accommodate an ever-expanding fleet.

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  • Allsons Transport

    Allsons Transport

    An Adelaide operator has developed a business model to include all of the family working independently within the business. Trailer talked to Allsons Transport about how to find a niche in a contested transport market.

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  • 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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