Transport industry keeps communities running
THE transport industry is important to keeping a community alive.
That's what Tranzmile's Brad Morfett believes, especially for those in rural areas like the South Burnett.
"There's a lot of big gaps in rural communities and the transport industry connects everyone together,” he said.
"It's an informal delivery and information service, helping to connect people over distances instead of relying on the internet to do it.”
Mr Morfett also said the transport industry is an important part of keeping everyone fed and the community thriving.
"We wouldn't have a lot of pork and agricultural produce in Brisbane without connecting to the rural communities too,” he said.
Alongside the importance of transport is the importance of keeping the transport machines going.
Tranzmile Burnett sells parts, oils, lubrication and filtration to keep these machines on the road, getting them safely from one place to another.
But according to Mr Morfett, the team at Tranzmile do more than just supply parts.
"We're trying to be an aid and partner to the transport industry,” he said.
"We have a program called TranzMate that helps customers manage their fleets, scheduling and their overall costs. We wanted to make things easier for them.”
Mr Morfett said it includes supporting transporters and drivers with great service at the shop.
"We make sure to know all of our loyal customers names and show our appreciation for them, across all of our chains,” he said.
Mr Morfett said they also understand the urgency for many parts in rural areas, and how people often can't buy new gear after every incident.
"People in these regions really try to look after the gear they have, including maintaining and repairing items, and we can help too,” he said.
"Just because you have older equipment doesn't mean we can't help.”