Followmont Transport is proudly celebrating 35 years servicing its home state of Queensland.
The company was founded in 1984 by Bernie Tobin and Alan Salpietro who realised a gap in the market, when a rail strike affected newspaper deliveries to regional communities.
The two men loaded their only truck and took to the road to ensure Queensland towns remained connected.
It wasn’t long before their work ethic was recognised by other multi-national retailers and they quickly established a network that put customers’ needs first and delivered jobs the others couldn’t.
Now Queensland’s largest family-owned transport company, it is managed by Bernie’s son, Mark Tobin. Followmont has over 800 employees, close to 1000 pieces of equipment, 25 plus Depots throughout Queensland and New South Wales and 150 local contractors.
Managing Director, Mark Tobin, said their dedication to providing the best service possible is something that still rings true to the company’s values today.
“It’s been this dedication that has set a precedent for how we operate and why we have achieved so much over the 35 years.
”We form partnerships with our customers and understand what they need to be successful in their business and how we can help them achieve that,” said Mark.
Bernie said from the moment they started, they made a promise to their customers.
“If we said we would deliver the freight, we delivered it.
“Integrity is everything and when we shook hands with our customers, they knew we were true to our words,” Bernie said.
Followmont has recently made enormous investments in its future with the acquisition of New South Wales based Towers Transport in 2018, expanding its network to now also reach every New South Wales town, every night.