Prime movers go under hammer as Southport company downsizes


Mike Reiner, business director of Reiners Transport, a Southport-based company has chosen to retire and downscale his fleet with Ritchie Bros.

Reiners Transport, a family business was founded by brothers Mike and Tom with their parents Michael and Elizabeth Reiner in 1984. Initially, the family operated a small perlite mine in Numinbah Valley.

In 1991, the Reiner family decided to expand into the transport business and purchased a Kenworth 650. The business has since grown to a fleet of 23 prime movers and over 28 trailers. But now Mike — a respected figure in the transport industry — has decided to downsize the business and retire.

“After a long-standing relationship with Ritchie Bros., we have entrusted them with our downsizing plans in the National Unreserved Auction on August 24-25,” said Mike Reiner.

“My brother Tom will continue to operate the company and retain seven prime movers.

“I very much appreciate the continued support of our customers, suppliers, and value the hard work from all our drivers over the years.”

Ritchie Bros. regional sales manager, Dale Spedding, said this is a great opportunity for buyers in the market for well-maintained trucks and trailers.

“Mike has a strong, longstanding reputation in the industry. He prides himself on a rigorous maintenance schedule.

“Reiners Transport is a well-known and respected transport company, with a fleet that is second to none. The market appetite remains strong and we encourage buyers to get online early to register.”

Ritchie Bros. are managing the complete dispersal of Reiners Transport assets through the Australian National Unreserved Auction (August 24-25).

There are 16 prime movers and 19 trailers in this dispersal including a 2016 Kenworth K200 Big Cab and three 2019-2017 Western Star 4800FX prime movers.

Assets in this dispersal include:

  • 2016 Kenworth K200 Big Cab Aerodyne 6×4
  • 3 x 2019-2017 Western Star 4800FX 6×4
  • 2 x 2013-2012 Kenworth T409SAR 6×4
  • 2008 Kenworth T408SAR 6×4
  • 2020 Freightliner Argosy 6×4
  • 3 x 2010 Kenworth K108 Aerodyne 6×4
  • 2007 Kenworth K104B 6×4
  • 2006 Kenworth K104 6×4
  • 2007 Western Star 4800FX 6×4
  • 2005 Freightliner Coronado 6×4
  • 2013 Freightliner Argosy 6×4
  • 14 x 2001-2011 MaxiTrans Tautliner Trailers
  • 2 x 2001 & 2004 MaxiTrans Flatbed Trailers
  • 2002 Krueger Tri/A B-Double Lead Tautliner Trailer
  • 2002 Vawdrey Tri/A Tautliner Trailer
  • 1996 Freightliner Tri/A Tautliner Trailer

“With over 1800 assets already consigned to the National Unreserved Auction in August, and more being added daily, we’re expecting a lot of interest,” added Spedding.

“With record-high demand for quality transport machinery, Mike has decided now is the perfect opportunity to sell their fleet with confidence.”

Bidders can expect to see items from the transport, construction, mining, and agricultural industries. The event will be held exclusively online, interested buyers are urged to register to bid, with bidding open since August 20.

Day one of the auction (August 24) will be dedicated to construction and crushing gear while day two (August 25) will focus on transportation and agriculture assets.

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