Company Profiles

Staying Local – Mick and Kelly Bodman

Personal service is the key to growth for a family-run business in Lavington, near Albury, NSW.   Mick and Kelly Bodman are typical of many small hauliers that are fulfilling their dream of running their own business and being in control of their own destiny. “As a kid, I always wanted to work for myself,” said Mick. “I started with ...

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Albury Freight Distribution Services

Controlled growth means staying at a manageable and comfortable size. It’s always a pleasure to re-visit a company and find that, not only has it survived two major economic recessions, it has also grown beyond all previous expectations. Just how far it has grown and how it managed its operation through difficult times is testimony to the people that it ...

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Eddie Stobart – Time Management

The UK fleet of Eddie Stobart provides a clear indication of how logistics can always be improved. Chris Mullett reports As you drive north from London on the M1 motorway in England, there’s one common denominator about the freight you see moving south. Apart from the fact that every prime mover is a cabover and there’s not a bonneted truck ...

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Keeping it in the Family – S J Read

Driving tippers and dog trailers are just part of a normal day for Sydney operator Steve Read and his wife Cheryl There’s no glass ceiling at S.J. Read Earthworks and Haulage, as Cheryl Read knows only too well. With a combined family of eight children, both Cheryl and her husband, Steve, together with Cheryl’s son, Daniel, spend their week behind ...

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No Time to Waste – MacDonald Johnston

MacDonald Johnston shows how major restructuring secured its future All too often we read of companies outsourcing or moving their manufacturing base offshore, usually on the premise that no matter how efficient their processes may be, the labour costs of the developed world are unable to match the expected salaries of third world countries. This explanation of a lack of ...

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