A wonderful pic popped-up on our Facebook page recently – a dramatic image instantly capturing the essence of Australia’s road transport industry.
It was a tough choice to leave a secure job after 12 years, but this hard-working Victorian livestock carrier is glad he took the plunge.
Far too many get caught up in the excitement of going into business for themselves that they miss some critical steps that can make or break a business. Whether you are planning on opening a fish ‘n’ chip shop, starting your own bank or buying your first truck, there are some basic principles you can follow in order to start and then continue to grow a successful business that will ensure you give your business the best chance to survive and prosper.
Truckie Mike Williams, aka the Oz Trucker on Twitter, is well-known to Big Rigs readers as a regular feature columnist and popular host of the On the Road podcast. Below is an edited extract from his detailed submission to the Senate Inquiry into the importance of a viable, safe, sustainable and efficient road transport industry. Read more
“With COVID things have been busier than ever – I think that’s been reflected in transport generally.” A simple statement but one which has had resonance for Nick Plummer, who oversees his family’s transport business Plummer’s Freight, from its depot at Albury on the NSW-Victorian border.
“You’re not going to make it!” radioed the rear pilot to Brad Imber as he inched the iconic Mirage jet closer to the infamous ‘hole in the wall’ under the railway overpass.
Retired owner-operator and veteran boxing trainer Dennis Clancy will be on the world stage when one of his fighters has a bout on the undercard of the much anticipated showdown between Jeff Horn and Tim Tszyu.
In August 1970 I joined the Australian trucking industry.
MICK Simpson is no shrinking violet, and I am sure a cast of thousands could attest to that statement.