Freight Transport

When you need your carrier to comprehensively address your requirements for quality freight transport services across the nation, you’ll discover that Hi-Trans Express really delivers on its promises.

Hi-Trans Express specialise in general and express road transport of palletised freight around the nation.

With warehousing and distribution services located in every capital city in Australia, an all-encompassing network of well-established distribution routes that are supported by sophisticated systems, operations and industry leading technologies, you can be confident we can satisfy your freight transport requirements – no matter the scale of the transport operation.

Our transport services include:

  • general and express road transport;
  • Intrastate, Interstate and local distribution management;
  • Temperature sensitive and fresh food transport;
  • Break bulk distribution systems;
  • Local transport utilising couriers, taxi trucks, tray tops and semi trailers

The highest accuracy is kept as all data entry, movement dockets and barcodes are generated from inside the office, not on the warehouse floor.

Order, pick and pack accuracy is ensured by our use of DataLogic handheld RF scanners that automate stock management. This eliminates the margin for error by enforcing the disciplines of stock management that remove discretionary packer choice.

This ensures that the right product is safely delivered to your customer by one of the many vehicles in our local fleets.

Features of our warehousing software:

  • Shelf life & expiry date control
  • Electronic order management & pick confirmation
  • Back-order control
  • Time slot management
  • EAN standards control
  • Quarantine of damaged goods
  • A comprehensive damaged goods reporting system
  • Simple stock count processes

EAN Standards
Hi-Trans Express supports the use of EAN labels. EAN labels describe products in both standard text and in bar-code form. This system is widely used in the US and Europe. EAN labelling is considered to be the world’s best practice in supply chain logistics.

The barcode identifies the item code by its GTIN (Global Trade Item Number), batch or lot number, expiry or best-before date and product quantity. A number of major Australian retailers are implementing this system within their own supply chains to improve efficiencies.

From the Company’s inception the principle of offering a freight service with company owned vehicles has remained.

Hi-Trans Express firmly believes in owning its own fleet.

We know that fleet ownership offers us the kind of control over fleet movements, driver training and vehicle maintenance that is not possible with a fully subcontracted fleet, as employed by many of our competitors.

Today, Hi-Trans Express owns over 200 late-model units. This includes over 50 prime movers (with an average age of only 5 years) and in excess of 150 trailers.

Our comprehensive trailer fleet consists of the following configurations:

  • Flat Top
  • Flat Top Drop Deck
  • Tautliner
  • Tautliner Drop Deck
  • Dry Vans
  • Refrigerated Vans
  • Freezer Vans
  • Refrigerated Tautliners
  • Fluid Tankers
  • And More

Most of these trailer types are available in single, b-double, b-triple or road train configuration. Local delivery fleets are in place at all branches throughout our Australia-wide network.


Hi-Trans Express provides all clients with a direct link to our industry leading, fully integrated web-based freight management systems and a national computer network.

Hi-Trans Online is a unique and feature-rich online system that allows customers to create freightnotes, make bookings, view Proof of Delivery and invoices, all from one place. Hi-Trans Online provides customers with up to the minute information about what’s happening to their freight.

Our integrated systems allow complete track and trace facilities for our customers who have web access. From freight pickup, to loading, interstate transfer, branch arrival and final delivery, the online screen shows the consignments status through all phases and then adds scanned Proof of Delivery images and invoice information.

Hi-Trans Express complimentary online service provides customers with all of the tools they expect from a desktop solution but with the ease of an online service.

Being online with Hi-Trans Express gives exceptional visibility across our operations.  Features include:

  • Multi-user environment;
  • Easy to use interface;
  • Automatic updates;
  • Step-by-step guides;
  • Minimal paperwork;
  • Create freightnotes live into Hi-Trans Express’ system;
  • Print freightnotes and labels to any printer;
  • Make bookings directly through our system;
  • View Proof of Delivery;
  • View invoices;
  • Status of a freightnotes;
  • See the signature as soon as the freight is delivered;
  • View, print or download Proof of Delivery image/s;
  • Easy retrieval of freightnote records and images by freightnote number;
  • Easy invoice reconciliation;
  • Secure and private connection.

GPS Tracking Systems

Hi-Trans Express’ fleet has unique and advanced GPS tracking system installed in every vehicle. The GPS system is fully integrated into the Hi-Trans Express network and allows both job management and communication from operations to the drivers.

The system allows operation managers to manage each truck and make any decisions according to the latest GPS and freight information available.

Our GPS system is a comprehensive tracking and vehicle management solution with an extensive range of features and reports built on the latest technology platforms.

With web based real-time vehicle tracking we have the availability to generate daily email reporting based on way points that can include departure time, arrival time, unloading times, on-dock, receiver pre-alert and exception reporting.