Four years ago, Danny Payne realised a long held ambition of starting up his own transport business with the aim of making Payne’s Livestock Transport a significant player in the livestock transport business. Today Payne’s Livestock has expanded to the extent that Danny now operates three Western Stars with B-Double trailers to enable him to cope with the increased demand for his services.
Blog: Truck Force
In a relatively short period, Little Rock Civil has become a major player in municipal road construction works. The company was formed in 2008 by Director Dean Biancon and wife and Operations Manager Shelly, who have 35 years experience in the civil construction industry.
Today the company has twenty staff offering an extensive portfolio of services that include road construction and reconstruction, full land development, sub divisional construction, kerbing, drainage works and traffic management. The company carries out work throughout metropolitan Melbourne and regional areas of Victoria, with one of their main customers being Hobson’s Bay City Council.
Located in Bayswater North, BeSafe Traffic Management was established in 2009 as a subsidiary of Eastern Tree Services (ETS). ETS was established in Victoria in 1981 as a specialist vegetation maintenance service that reduces growth and vegetation around power lines. In 1999, the company extended its operations into Queensland, followed by Tasmania in 2006 and Western Australia in 2009. Their significant growth has meant that they now employ 700 people plus an additional 300 sub-contractors.
Rite-Hite is a world leader in the manufacture, sale, and service of loading dock equipment, industrial doors, safety barriers, HVLS fans, industrial curtain walls, and more - all designed to improve safety, security and productivity whilst providing energy savings and environmental control.
When servicing Melbourne in both bin hire and building demolitions, a truck that is reliable, easy to operate and versatile is an essential component. For Melway Bin Hire & Demolition, Isuzu is the truck that has stood the test of time.
Based in Colac, transport company Neals Haulage was established in 1976 by current owner Leigh Neal’s father. The company prides itself on both its family-oriented aspect and customer centric service, among other factors.
Early in his career, Leigh took an apprenticeship as a diesel mechanic and subsequently joined his parents in the family business as both a driver and mechanic. At the time Leigh joined, the company operated just three trucks. After Leigh and his wife Molly took over as the primary Directors several years ago, the company “quadrupled in size almost overnight,” and now boasts an impressive fleet of 19 trucks and about 50 ‘registered units’ (these being forklifts, trailers and other equipment). Furthermore, there are now 28 staff working for the business.
In just two and a half years, M&T Logistics has grown from a modest family business with a single truck to an established company now operating five trucks. Owner Milosh Raletic started driving trucks when he was just 23 years old; however after many years of working for other people he decided to go solo and start his own company.
Building equipment company Ashi Hire was founded by three brothers – Elzi, Shai and Yuval Schildkraut – in 2004. The brothers previously had experience in this area of business, but started the company from scratch and built it from the ground-up. Fourteen years later, Ashi Hire - located in Port Melbourne - now employs eight staff, with the Schildkraut brothers each operating as co-directors.
Lancefield-based Sankey Excavations was founded by Shane Sankey along with his wife Kylie, who acts as company director. Operating very much as a one-man-band, Shane manages the day-to-day work on his own along with raising five sons with wife Kylie.
For thirty five years, Wonga Garden and Building Supplies has supplied a large range of products to everyone from domestic home and DIY gardeners to commercial builders and developers. The family-run business was founded by Craig Thompson, his father and his brother in 1983 and commenced operations in Wonga Road in Warranwood where it continues to operate from today. The family-oriented aspect of the company continues with Craig’s son making it a three-generation family-run business.
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