business based on loyalty and consistency

Business Based on Loyalty and Consistency

It’s rather rare to find an operator who has stuck steadfastly with a single brand of truck for more than half a century in a business based on loyalty and consistency. Yet that is exactly what Paul Matthei discovers when conversing with Ross Hardy and his son Laeton, who along with other family members own and operate bulk transporter Hardy’s Haulage.  Read more

get out of the truck and get back into the office

Get Out Of the Truck and Get Back Into the Office

“At the moment I am driving a truck all of the time, but I think I do need to get out of the truck and get back into the office,” admits Mark Hall, straight talking owner of MDH Haulage, based out of the Gunnedah Basin are in New South Wales. “I will still go for a drive on weekends, but need to be working in the office. Read more

carrying windows of all shapes and sizes

Carrying Windows of All Shapes and Sizes

Managing a fleet carrying windows of all shapes and sizes over a large area presents a complex transport task with a number of challenges. PowerTorque talks to an operator who has got a handle on that task. Read more

good freight ain’t cheap

Good Freight Ain’t Cheap 

Mark Hall is a straight talking trucking operator based out of the Gunnedah Basin are in New South Wales, who says he works with the motto ‘good freight ain’t cheap and cheap freight ain’t good’.  Read more

built by Henry and an Isuzu NNR

Built by Henry and an Isuzu NNR

An Australian-qualified carpenter and joiner with over 18 years’ experience, Henry Wabwile is the sole proprietor of a business which is built by Henry and an Isuzu NNR.  Read more

a fourth-generation company

A Fourth-Generation Company

Beginning with a single horse and carriage over 120 years ago, Stows Waste Management has grown into a fourth-generation company leading in the collection and disposal of waste across multiple industries, including hospitality, industrial, domestic and commercial. Read more

looking for a very specific truck

Looking for a Very Specific Truck

Gabriel Badea wanted a long wheelbase to handle a highly specified body on a truck with only one drive axle, he was looking for a very specific truck. Paul Matthei speaks with him about his operation’s different requirements.

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a remarkable story of success and growth

A Remarkable Story of Success and Growth

Trade Tools is a privately owned Queensland business with a remarkable story of success and growth that reaches back to 1987 when a small two-person tool store was established by Greg Ford on Brisbane’s Bayside. Read more

an efficient and responsive transport business

An Efficient and Responsive Transport Business

Operating from a head office at Stapylton on Brisbane’s Southside, TradeTools depends on a fleet of Hino trucks to deliver a wide range of tools and machinery, as part of an efficient and responsive transport business. It delivers to its stores dotted across Queensland. Paul Matthei talks to the team running supporting the enterprise. Read more

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