Founded by Stuart Schifferle around 25 years ago, Schifferle Freight Services, formerly known as Berrigan Hay Logistics, is building a farming and trucking business based in country New South Wales.
Kevin Bakewell has spent his working life building a regional trucking operation on the New South Wales Mid-North Coast in the small town of Wingham, just outside of Taree. A dedication to hard work and looking after the customer has brought Kevin the satisfaction of succeeding by doing the right thing. Read more
Buying well-maintained pre-owned trucks that have been operating in a rental fleet can be an attractive option, giving trucks a second bite of the cherry. Paul Matthei spoke with Vince Mannone, owner of VA Hire Transport, who is using pre-owned trucks in his varied fleet. Read more
S & K Whitehead Earthmoving plays a pivotal role in keeping the farmlands, national parks and roads around Corryong in north eastern Victoria in order and runs a fleet of mainly Kenworth trucks including a T409 and a new T410SAR tipper are part of a formidable force that keeps the operation ticking over, day in and day out. Read more
Joe Joseph, Managing Director of JD Refrigerated Transport, is someone who wasn’t born into the industry. At the same time, recent events including the Covid-19 pandemic have placed extra demand on essential services including the food transport industry. These circumstances have, according to Joe, seen the company’s freight task rise by nearly 10 per cent. Read more
Has your business ever adopted a new technology that didn’t deliver the expected benefits? National Transport Insurance tells us about solving operational problems with technology: A Five Step Plan. Read more
The Upper Murray town of Corryong is nestled in the heart of a most picturesque and geographically diverse region. Located in the far north eastern corner of Victoria near the pristine upper reaches of the mighty Murray, the town also resides in the foothills of the western escarpment of the NSW Alps. Read more
Joe Joseph, Managing Director of JD Refrigerated Transport, has been growing a successful refrigerated transport business, including a line-haul B-double operation. Read more
“It seems to be getting easier to get access these days,” says Ken Beggs, who owns Beggs Bulk. “When I was trying to get into Victoria, they wanted an engineer’s swept path drawing, theoretical drawing, which doesn’t stand up in real life. I insisted with VicRoads that I would not get the drawings done, but I convinced them to let me do a road trial. Read more
Joe Joseph, Managing Director of JD Refrigerated Transport, reckons that part of his recipe for success is about structuring the business correctly from senior management to office staff and drivers.