About us





Innovative distribution solutions, driven by service. Since 1969.

Our most valuable asset: Our people

Our staff are experts in their respective fields, and we have created a working environment in which team members share their knowledge, learn from each other and this way grow individually as well as mutually as a team. This is how we keep building on the wealth of experiences gained over more than 50 years in the industry, which has equipped us with knowledge, skills and capabilities that are hard to match.

Our people make the difference and Australia-wide, our team has been able to establish many long-term relationships and strong partnerships with companies in various market sectors.

Our mission and vision

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 engage with us.

Our values

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 BT Transport & Logistics is unique and has been one of the key reasons behind the success of the company.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Our locations

                NT | Darwin            25 Campion Road                East Arm NT 0822              1800 562 328

       National Pick-ups
         1800 LOAD BT
          1800 562 328

                      WA | Karratha
               103 Exploration Drive                            Gap Ridge WA 6714
                      1800 562 328

           QLD | Brisbane
            19 Byers Court        Redbank QLD 4301
             07 3271 1223

                         WA | Perth
              41-51 Hensbrook Loop                              Forrestdale WA 6112
                      08 9459 4445

                    VIC | Melbourne
                27-35 Cooper Street                       Campbellfield VIC 3061
                      03 8339 2688

                      SA | Adelaide
                31-41 Kapara Road                             Gillman SA 5013
                      08 8169 1300

                SA | Mount Gambier
                   9 O’Leary Road                                Mount Gambier SA 5291
                    08 8725 4777

S&S Freight Services and LDJ Logistics Offices and Freight Terminals

South Australia

Adelaide

31-41 Kapara Road, Gillman SA 5013 (enter off Wilkins Road)

Mount Gambier

9 O’Leary Rd, Mount Gambier SA 5291

Victoria

Melbourne

27-35 Cooper Street, Campbellfield VIC 3061

Melbourne

QMC, 3-36 Banfield Court, Truganina VIC 3029

History

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.

Today, the BT Transport & Logistics has grown into a specialist in end-to-end logistics supply. We have come a long way from our humble beginnings with Mal Beattie at the helm of a truck. As a well-established national interstate transport provider throughout Australia, we have 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.

Josh and Mal Beattie standing in front of a BT prime mover

We offer a broad range of specialised transport and logistics services

Transport & Logistics

Resource Logistics

Project Logistics

 Defence & Military Logistics

Storage & Warehousing

Supply Chain Solutions

S&S Freight Services

One of BT's specialised divisions

S&S Freight Services is BT’s dedicated refrigerated, frozen and ambient temperature transport division with 3PL warehousing and contract management capabilities.

Established as a BT division in 2019, and with its roots in Mount Gambier and the South East of South Australia, S&S has been providing complete logistics solutions for specialised refrigerated and ambient transport, as well as dry transportation, servicing anything from small businesses to large corporations for over five decades.

S&S Freight Services truck with company logos
location marker to symbolise locations

S&S Freight Services Adelaide is located at 31-41 Kapara Road in Gillman, at the South Australian Head Office of BT Transport & Logistics. S&S connects not only Adelaide, Mount Gambier and Melbourne, but also many regional locations in the Limestone Coast and South East.

Thumbs up with the wording can do

Building on over 50 years of expertise in the industry, S&S Freight Services is your trusted partner for refrigerated and ambient freight transportation, contract management and warehousing.

S&S Freight Services | Capabilities
  • 8-12 Tonne Tautliners
  • 1T Tonne Utes
  • 45ft Tautliners and Refrigerated Vans
  • 48ft Tautliners and Refrigerated Vans
  • B Double Tautliners and Refrigerated Vans
  • Vehicle configurations to suit your requirements
  • Standard and oversize pallets
  • Pallets or cartons
  • Full truck loads or individual consignments
  • Refrigerated freight transport and storage
  • Ambient temperature freight transport and storage
  • Temperature-controlled warehousing services
  • Logistics and network design, including permits & authorisations
orange and grey arrows pointing in opposite directions
Regular linehaul service routes

We operate regular services between capital cities and major provincial towns, including

  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Mount Gambier
  • Sydney

These include full load Single and B-Double ambient, temperature-controlled, refrigerated, frozen and general freight.

S&S Freight Services | Services
  • Refrigerated, frozen, ambient temperature and dry freight
  • Palletised freight
  • Non-palletised & small equipment transport
    (including slightly oversized freight)
  • Weather-sensitive freight
  • Warehousing & Distribution (dry freight)
  • Warehouse & Cross Dock services

LDJ Logistics

One of BT's specialised divisions

LDJ Logistics is BT’s dedicated tautliner (curtainsider) division. As cubic freight management experts, LDJ Logistics teams manage transport operations nationwide from our depots in Adelaide, Mount Gambier and Melbourne, with regular linehaul services going, for instance, to Sydney, Brisbane and the Queensland Coast.

Incorporated into the BT Group in 2016, LDJ has since built on their over 35 years of specialised experience in the transport of palletised and non-palletised, often weather-sensitive freight. 

Why choose curtainsiders / Tautliners? In addition to providing the cargo protection from the elements, curtainsiders or tautliners allow for both rear dock and side loading and unloading. Being able to load and unload anywhere and at any time means no delays for dock access. 

LDJ B-Double Tautliner curtainsider vehicle combination parked coast-side
location marker to symbolise locations

LDJ Logistics Adelaide is located at 31-41 Kapara Road in Gillman, at the South Australian Head Office of BT Transport & Logistics. LDJ connects Adelaide with Perth in the west, and Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane in the east and north-east of Australia, and many regional locations in between. 

Thumbs up with the wording can do

LDJ Logistics owns and operates high cube 4.6 high drop deck curtain side trailers (157mtrs cube) specialising in lightweight high volume freight, as well as standard curtain-side trailers. 

orange and grey arrows pointing in opposite directions
Regular linehaul service routes

We operate regular services between capital cities and major provincial towns, including

  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Sydney 
  • Mount Gambier

These include full load Single and B-Double standard and high tautliners.

LDJ Logistics | Capabilities
  • Vehicle configurations to suit your requirements, including Single and B-Double tautliners with capacity for up to 22 (single) or 34 (double) pallets
  • Standard and oversize pallets
  • Pallets or cartons
  • Extra high loads (4.6 high tautliners)
  • Full truck loads or individual consignments
  • Logistics and network design, including permits & authorisations
LDJ Logistics | Services
  • Consolidation and de-consolidation of freight
  • Specialised cubic freight cartage
  • Palletised freight
  • Non-palletised & small equipment transport
    (including slightly oversized freight)
  • Weather-sensitive freight
  • Warehousing & Distribution (dry freight)
  • Warehouse & Cross Dock services
  • Linehaul and door to door services
icons of a pallet, a carton, a wheelbarrow with the wording slightly oversized freight, and a van for local taxi trucks

Why our customers choose us

At BT Transport & Logistics, S&S Freight Services and LDJ Logistics, we care. We care about our people, our clients, safety, reliability and our local community, and this is reflected in our business culture and core values. We service a range of industries, and pride ourselves on building strong and lasting relationships with our customers, ranging from small businesses to large corporations.

Cost-effective and reliable end-to-end solutions

As a specialised logistics service provider, we offer integrated end-to-end solutions that are service orientated and executed at the best total cost. Customer satisfaction is our true measure of success, and our reliability in quality performance and on-time delivery is reflected in our clients’ feedback.

We have dedicated and experienced project teams that make the effort to fully understand your business and your products. We then customise the service offering and pricing structure to cater for your specific requirements.

Our material assets are supported by the many years of industry experience of our management and operations team, which enables us to achieve reliable performance from our specialised fleet, including accredited pilots, escorts, linesmen and contractors.

Project Management Experts

Our supply chain experience combined with our understanding of the specific needs of various industries has been developed over many years as both, 3PL service provider and fully serviced logistics provider for over 50 years.

Our highly qualified teams have extensive experience in Project Management, including multiple loads delivered door to door,  with full attention to detail in every load/job. Our project management has not only shown us win transport contracts: We have well documented cases where our customers won contracts with our transport services being an integral part of their success. Time and time again due to the simple fact that we provide professional, hands-on, affordable service.

Beattie Times Newsletter

This section is currently undergoing development and is unavailable. We’re working on updating this and bringing you fresh stories soon.

Testimonials

This will close out the transport IN so thank you, this was a very challenging exercise. 

The boys did very well and all the BT drivers like always were very professional. 

I had my team share the achievement around the country.

Thanks, Jamie (Project Manager) 

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)

BT Australia wide logistics network

Leave your feedback