About BT Transport & Logistics

BT Transport & Logistics is one of Australia's largest family-owned providers of specialised transport and logistics services. Our Head Office is in Gillman, South Australia. Moreover, we have offices and depots in Western Australia, the Northern Territory, Queensland, Victoria and regional South Australia, and strategic partnerships in New South Wales.

The BT group encompasses the specialised divisions LDJ Logistics and S&S Freight Services

Our Mission, Vision and Values

Our mission is to provide our customers with innovative distribution solutions, driven by service, where our customer satisfaction is our true measure of quality.

We have the vision to be the market leader in specialised logistics and transportation and related services in Australia. We will earn our customers' enthusiasm through continuous improvement driven by the integrity, teamwork, and innovation of our people.

Our company culture is guided by a set of core values, in order to create a positive workplace for all our staff, with benefits flowing on to our contractors and other stakeholders that come in contact with BT. The values are outlined below.


Striving for a workplace where opportunity, openness, enthusiasm, diversity, teamwork, accountability and a sense of purpose combine to provide a rewarding professional experience that promotes fairness, dignity and respect for all employees.

We acknowledge our people make the difference. The culture of the BT Group of companies is unique and has been one of the key reasons behind the success of the company.

Respect the Individual

We treat our team members, customers, partners and suppliers with mutual respect and sensitivity, recognizing the importance of diversity. We respect all individuals and value their contributions.


Our team is supportive of each other's efforts, loyal to one another, and care for each other both personally and professionally. All team members are encouraged to openly share their opinions and views.

Service to Our Customers

We are dedicated to satisfying customer needs and honouring commitments that we have made to them always remembering we are nothing without our customers.

Strive for Excellence

New ideas and goals make us reach further than ever before. We try to find new and innovative ways to push our boundaries and constantly improve.


We act with honesty and integrity, not compromising the truth.

Passion for results

We show pride, enthusiasm and dedication in everything that we do. We are committed to selling and delivering high quality services.

Alignment and accountability

We accept responsibility for our actions. We make and support business decisions through experience and good judgment.

We aim to ensure that these values flow on to our stakeholders - our team members, customers, suppliers, shareholders and our community.


It all started with a fledgling single-vehicle operator in Adelaide back in 1969: Malcolm Beattie commenced as an interstate linehauler with his first client in L&V Ceiling Supplies, Wingfield, carting Acoustic Plaster Ceiling Tiles into Sydney. In the 1970s, Mal worked with Mayne Nickless tanker division, carrying Bulk wine, LPG and Dangerous Goods between all capital cities. During the 1980s, expansion continued throughout remote Australia.

BT proudly remains a family-owned business, with Mal's son Josh following in his father's footsteps.

Today, the BT Group has grown into a specialist in end-to-end logistics supply. The company has come a long way from its humble beginnings with Mal Beattie at the helm of a truck. As a well-established national interstate transport provider throughout Australia, BT has a large fleet of vehicles and specialised equipment, as well as direct access depots located in all capital cities and major provincial towns.

We offer much more than just transportation: we develop solid value propositions and cost-effective solutions for all your logistical challenges. Contact us today to find out more!

Why clients choose BT Transport & Logistics 

At BT, customer satisfaction is our first priority. As a matter of fact, it is a key element of our mission statement. Here are some examples of what our clients have said about our service delivery.

Please thank Andrew...

...for Sunday with the re-packaging issue we faced upon leaving CD Power. At the beginning of the trip he brought to my attention the packaging issues and stopped the job until we made the plan to head back and have it cleared up.

He also gave me 2 updates during travel which is fantastic, so I can give the client the same. I understand it's just a trailer load of freight, the job is high profile and how Andrew has conducted himself is great.

If you can pass it onto him soon and look forward to him carrying another load for us mate.

Lewis - Operations Manager (Project Logistics company) July 2017

Just a word of appreciation...

...to all involved in this frustratingly urgent series of movements.  We asked a lot of you in a very short time frame with considerable logistic constraints. [...] 

Your team did an excellent job and, despite one or two inevitable small frustrations, came through with flying colours.  My client was both massively relieved and extremely impressed that everything expected went like clockwork. Of course your managers did a superb job but I would also like them to convey to all the people who did the actual work how much we all appreciated their seamless execution.

Thanks & regards,

Matt - A Resource Logistics customer June 2016

[...] the load into Darwin has been delivered...

...so I just wanted to reach out and send a big thank you to you and your team for making this happen.  

We were under the pump to have this delivered by 31/12 and given the size of the load and the time of the year it was a special effort by Beattie. Thanks mate. Richard - General Manager December 2015

From our customer, great support...

The transport company delivering the reamer exceeded my expectations, arriving early Sunday morning rather than last minute late Sunday afternoon.  A sensational effort by them.  Very much appreciated by the client, please thank them on my behalf. Pleasure doing business with you. Garry - General Manager December 2015

I am pleased to advise this job was executed extremely well...

...and I have been advised by my client that they are highly impressed with the service, reliability, professionalism and appearance of your personnel & equipment after such a long journey. 

They have asked me to express their appreciation and compliments to all for a job well done. 

Thanks again for your great levels of service and professionalism – your efforts assist us in winning ongoing work to all our benefits.

David - Business Development Manager October 2015 

I've always been impressed with the level of service your company provides...

I’ll keep your details on hand should something come along in the future. Rhiannon - Logistics Coordinator  June 2015 


Corporate Social Responsibility

At the BT Group, we are aware of our impact as a company on our environment. Therefore, we have a number of policies and procedures in place to manage our Corporate Social Responsibility.


We at BT are committed to keeping the negative impacts of our business on the environment to a minimum, and we strive to continually improve all our operations in this regard. We have environmental policies in place to manage compliance with legal obligations, which we aim to meet as a minimum. At the same time, we work to satisfy the environmental expectations of all our stakeholders and the community and we apply best practice standards for environmental management.

Regular assessments of the environmental impact of our operations help us identify areas of improvement and plans are developed to make changes happen. This entails designing our equipment and procedures in such ways that negative environmental impacts are reduced. We strive to improve efficiency of operations to minimise water and raw material use, energy consumption, waste and pollution generation. We only work with accredited waste removal companies for tyre and petroleum waste disposal. Additionally, we are dedicated to maximising recycling.

Moreover, we aim to raise awareness for potential environmental effects of our operations among staff and contractors and ensure that they are adequately trained regarding sustainable practices. Our environmental policy extends to site visitors and sub-contractors. At the same time, we are dedicated to understanding our clients' environmental management systems and what they entail in order to be able to fully comply with them.

We understand the connection between delivering service excellence, continuous improvement and sustainability.

Download our environmental policy statement here.

Industry Responsibility and Compliance

At BT, we are very aware of our responsibilities in regards to safety on Australian roads. Since this responsibility applies to all parties in the supply chain, it is important to us that not only all our staff and drivers, but also our partners and sub-contractors are aware of this issue and consider its implications in management and operations. We therefore have included relevant information about Legislative Compliance and Chain of Responsibility videos on our website.

Sponsorship and Good Causes

In June 2019, Mal and Josh Beattie took part in the Outback Car Trek, raising funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. 

As a company, we are proudly continuing to support this charity, as well as local clubs and communities.

The Can Do Team: Working with us

At BT, we consider our people the key factor to our success. It is their passion for results, commitment to our customers and striving for excellence that have made the BT Group the successful service provider that we are today. Our striving for continual improvement and sustainable growth means that we are constantly looking to extend our network of strategic partners in all tiers.


The BT Group is a partnership-based full service logistics company, where our "Can Do Attitude" shines through in every aspect of our business. With a focus on safety, commitment to savings and sustainable solutions, our customers’ satisfaction is instrumental to our success. Our interest is in forming long-term relationships where we understand your business, its strategies and goals to further our customers' interests as our own to ensure we are part of our customers’ growth strategies.

BT's "Can Do" culture consistently delivers the desired outcomes for our clients, which is why over 70% of our work is from repeat business with major clients trading with us for over 30 years. At BT we understand our customers' needs and customise the teams which fit the culture and strategy of our customers; finding the right people to develop the right solutions at the right time, positioning our capabilities and infrastructure in the regions where our customers' growth strategies lie.

Give us a call today to see how the BT Solution can work for you!

Career Opportunities

New opportunities may arise at any time. If you are interested in working with us, whether as a prospective staff member or as a contractor, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to us. Also be sure to follow us on Facebook or LinkedIn to be alerted when we have positions vacant.


We're all about Can Do

From your first enquiry through to post-project evaluation, you are in good hands with BT. Our experienced operational teams can provide you with everything you need to satisfy your transport and logistics requirements, so that your company can focus on its core business. We offer end-to-end solutions, which of course includes handling the often complex and detailed authorisations needed to perform movements in compliance. Our staff think outside the square whenever it is necessary to find an individual solution to a problem. 

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