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Australia-wide specialised transport & logistics solutions, tailored to your needs.

BT Transport & Logistics offers Australia-wide services in specialised transport & logistics, covering remote Australia, but also general freight and related services in all capital cities and major provincial towns.

From small, one-off jobs to complex, long-term, multi-modal, interstate (and import/export) projects, when engaging our company, you can benefit from:

  • Our extensive, specialised fleet and company-owned equipment, supported by a strong network of subcontractors
  • Our team’s knowledge, experience, can-do approach, network and processes in place to ensure the best possible service delivery
  • Our use of technology, that makes us more efficient in what we do and maintains safety and compliance at all times

Our core competencies encompass the following:

Australia-wide transport capabilities: fleet & equipment

We have acquired a respectable, hard to match size fleet and a selection of specialised equipment needed for over-dimensional transport services, heavy haulage, road train services, hot shot deliveries, container movements and rail and sea freight handling, all available nationwide.

As part of the BT Group, BT Transport & Logistics, S&S Freight Services and LDJ Logistics own and operate a national fleet of over 400 vehicles and pieces of trailing equipment, including:

  • Modern prime movers equipped with IVMS
  • All Wheel Drive HOT SHOT Vehicles and Utilities
  • Extendable trailers (drop deck, flat top)
  • Drop deck trailers with ramps/flat tops
  • Sideloaders & Container Lifters
  • Single Bulk Tipper Trailers
  • Container Pin Trailers
  • Rigid Tray Tops
  • Tri and Quad Axle Floats incl. Heavy Haulage Dollies
  • Refrigerated and temperature-controlled vehicles
  • Standard and 4.6 high Tautliners
  • 1 Tonne Utes
  • 8-12 Tonne Tautliners
  • 45ft Tautliners and Refrigerated Vans
  • 48ft Tautliners and Refrigerated Vans
  • B Double Tautliners and Refrigerated Vans

Additionally, we have a longstanding and national network of sub-contractors to support our own fleet when operating at peak capacity and to provide additional specialised equipment.

Australia-wide logistics network

The strength of our national logistics network comes from our offices and depots around Australia, which in addition to transport and freight handing offer warehousing and storage, as well as accessibility of our fleet and equipment. Additionally, it comes from our relationships with suppliers and sub-contractors in strategic areas –from wharf and import/export at Australia’s major ports to regional and remote communities.

In addition to our own depots in Adelaide (head office), Perth, Karratha, Mount Gambier, Melbourne, Darwin and Brisbane, we have strategic partnerships in all capital cities and various major provincial towns, enabling us to provide seamless logistics solutions.

We support our client base not only with many regular services between all capital cities, but we can also access various remote locations throughout Australia. We have the know-how and the resources to complete virtually any transport and logistics project.

Whether it is 3PL support, warehousing and storage, services straight from the sea terminal to remote locations, or formalities such as authorisations or permits: all your transport and logistics needs are in professional hands at BT Transport & Logistics. This means you can enjoy the peace of mind that all your logistical challenges are handled professionally while you focus on your core business.

Business model built around responsiveness & flexibility

Knowing the dynamic environment that supply chain management has to operate in, we appreciate the need for flexibility. That is why regular updates to our clients are a normal part of our service, so that you always know how your projects are progressing. Moreover, with dedicated project staff on call 24/7, we are highly responsive to changes to your circumstances.

Our in-house capability to complete compliance tasks, repair and maintenance further contributes to our ability to provide responsive and flexible customer service. 

In-house Safety and Compliance

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At BT Transport & Logistics, we understand the importance of compliance and the implications of the Chain of Responsibility for us and our clients. Therefore, we have a dedicated team of experts in this dynamic field working proactively to meet the industry requirements of today and tomorrow.

All heavy vehicle operations – from general day-to-day freight tasks through to out-of-gauge specialist moves – must be managed in compliance with the raft of controlling legislation in place for the transport industry.

Our in-house compliance team ensures that all of our activities comply with legislation, with regulations being different from state to state, and. Our team performs all tasks required for maintaining NHVAS Accreditation, WA Heavy Vehicle Accreditation, and organises all of our permits (over-dimensional/over-mass permits), as well as third-party-clearances and approvals related to ODOM permit applications.

Safety is paramount to us. Safe work practice is always our priority, and we are committed to improving our safety performance every day. We have a comprehensive HSE management system, acknowledging the importance of training in maintaining a safe work environment. It comprises the following four key aspects:

Drug & Alcohol Testing Performed regularly by accredited external agencies
Driver Performance In addition to monitoring driving via GPS tracking, we are also strongly committed to the mental and physical health and wellbeing of our drivers
Vehicle Maintenance Vehicle mass/specification accreditation, vehicle registrations, permits and driver licensing are all managed in-house, including fleet management services
Safety & Training Our standards include the provision of optimal safe working conditions throughout the company. As part of our HSSE training, we ensure all staff understand and learn their role in the Chain of Responsibility.

In-house maintenance and repairs through our workshop

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Our fully equipped workshop and fabrication areas enable us to regularly carry out repairs and maintenance in-house, in accordance to industry accreditation requirements. We manage all our fleet management services in-house.

Our Adelaide-based workshop team performs A-, B- and C-services, in house major repairs including engine/ diff and gearbox rebuilds, inclusive of any other maintenance and repair requirements on our large national fleet and company-owned pieces of heavy vehicle equipment.

Our experienced staff work with all major brands of trucks and trailers in Australia, including tautliners /curtain siders, dollies, flat tops, extendables, tippers, drop decks, prime movers, refrigerated vans and skells, to name but a few.

Certifications and accreditation

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We hold key industry certifications, including CSG Level 1 and Bechtel A+. We are accredited to access most ports and our key staff and drivers hold current Maritime Security Identification Cards (MSIC), which are necessary to remain unmonitored within a maritime security zone, including sea terminals and wharfs across Australia.

Business culture shaped around Can Do

Our company culture is characterised by a can do approach: No job is too big or too tough. Our team’s experience helps us find suitable solutions where other companies throw in the towel.

We are committed to continuous improvement, knowing that a proactive approach and awareness of developments will ensure that we continue to keep our promises in an ever-changing environment. This is underpinned by our use of technology.

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Information Technology Systems

BT Transport & Logistics’ ultimate aim is to provide customers access to timely and accurate information. We continue to invest in bespoke applications as well as integration of software to enhance our workflow and create further efficiencies. The key elements of our IT infrastructure are explored in this section.

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BT Transport & Logistics and our specialised divisions S&S Freight Services and LDJ Logistics can offer paperless Proof of Delivery (POD) straight into the customer’s inbox, and available 24/7 in the customer portal, thanks to the BT Transmate App and Transport Management System. All of our drivers use the app to complete consignments and submit PODs via their smartphones or tablets.

Transmate Transport Management Software & Components

BT Transport & Logistics’ Transport Management Software is Transmate. The software is tailored to the needs of the business and covers all facets of transport operations, warehousing, workshop and accounts. It offers electronic document management and comprises many more features.

As a paperless solution, Transmate allows for Sign on Glass via its mobile app. A key advantage to our customers is the online customer portal, which grants our customers 24/7 access to the platform that enables them not only to view information and retrieve Proof of Delivery (POD), but also to make transport bookings.

PODs can be looked up via a login, or be emailed automatically upon delivery (or upon re-connection to a mobile internet network, if the point of delivery has no network coverage). Our drivers use the mobile app for obtaining an electronic signature, completing and submitting the POD and, where applicable, enclosing additional client paperwork.

Other software solutions we use

In addition to fulfilling their general operational functions, the following IT solutions assist us with aspects of compliance and Health & Safety:

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Find contact details for each state, as well as national sales, on our contact page.