A family owned and operated transport business, which was started in 1975 and is now in its third generation, was honoured last week at the Illawarra and South Coast Local Business Awards.
Ross Transport picked up two awards. After first being named the winner in the Outstanding Automotive Services category, the company went on to secure the title as overall winner, taking home the gold trophy for Business of the Year.
The Business of the Year award is presented to the overall winner out of over 30 industry categories.
The company said it was an absolutely incredible night and thanked their incredible staff that keep the business going.
In sharing the news on social media, Ross Transport explained what has been happening within the business, “We have been working extremely hard in the training and upskilling of our staff by introducing our Taking Transport Into The Future training program where we are training and paying for light vehicle mechanics to become heavy vehicle mechanics and for heavy rigid drivers with minimal experience to become heavy combination and/or multiple combination drivers in our tipper, local or interstate fleet.
“We have put a heavy focus on making our business an equal and diverse business that encourages both men and women, young and older to join our fleet. To our trainees and trainers that have been involved in this program a massive congratulations to you all once again as well.
“We are extremely passionate about giving back to our community, last November reaching a total of $1 million donated to the i98fm Illawarra Convoy since it started, sponsoring football clubs and many other local charities, donating a truck for the day at various events and always trying to help out in any way we can!
“We do not do any of this for the accolades, we do this because we love our business, our industry and our community, however it was extremely humbling to be recognised.”
Ross Transport also thanked its staff, including its administration team, management team, mechanics, truck washers and our heavy vehicle drivers.
“We are three generations working in the business, we are a family business and try to do the best we can, especially in the tough times over the last couple of years to the present time. We wouldn’t be anywhere without our incredible staff,” the company said.