Driven by a passion for our profession
A long, strong reputation of providing excellent customer service to a customer base of over 1000 long-standing clients.
Founded in 1969, Hi-Trans Express has accumulated a wealth of experience in the transport industry and has grown to become one of Australia’s major National Transport Operators.
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Over 60% of our clients have partnered with Hi-Trans Express for more than a decade - something of a record in transport industry!

Over 40 years experience

Hi-Trans Express Pty Ltd is an independent family owned company based in Adelaide with a national branch network. The key to our continued success in a very competitive environment has been the provision of reliable and cost effective services to our customers that meet and exceed their individual needs.

Our customer service commitment has lead to Hi-Trans Express maintaining long term relationships with significant companies… many being comon household names.

Our beginnings

In its infancy the company focus was on the provision of a customer oriented freight service between Adelaide and Broken Hill.

The freight carried to Broken Hill was largely groceries and mining equipment, while back loading was primarily wool.

In the late 70's the company extended its service to Brisbane. Fresh produce was carried from Adelaide to Brisbane with a back load to Broken Hill of fertiliser which in turn saw growth in bulk grain cartage to Adelaide.

 

Local produce growers enjoying the success of the Adelaide and Brisbane markets saw an opportunity for the movement of fresh produce to Sydney.

Hi-Trans Express was now focusing on Broken Hill, Brisbane and Sydney. Back loading out of the Sydney/Newcastle area was largely mining equipment and supplies for Broken Hill.

With the increased movement to Sydney the company opened a branch there in 1982 to cater for this expanding business.

The later years

As business and demand grew a need was identified to develop the Broken Hill to Melbourne via Adelaide and return lane. As this lane developed a branch was opened in Melbourne. Whilst the Victorian, South Australian trade grew, the company also identified a market ex Melbourne to both Sydney and Brisbane.

Today Hi-Trans Express supports its Australia wide operations from its Head Office in Adelaide, and operates branches in Adelaide, Broken Hill, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and has agents in Perth, Darwin and Hobart.