History of Nolan’s Interstate Transport
In the early part of the 1900’s D.M. & M.T. Nolan Interstate Transport was originally owned and operated by Mr Robert Hawck. The mode of transport in this era was a horse drawn cart. George Hawck who was Robert’s son, returned from the disasters of the 1st World War. George started working along side his father, helping him transport such products as cream, wood and milk, which were distributed over the whole of the Lockyer Valley Region. Their task was not made easy, with only a horse and cart having to battle through harsh climatic conditions, however the company retained it’s clientele and respect within the community.
Terry & Daphne Nolan
For reasons of sickness and age, George eventually saw it fit to retire at age 70. With the knowledge and skills that Mick had acquired over their years of partnership together, Mick accepted the business responsibilities from his father-in-law. Mick Nolan renamed the company D.M. & M.T. Nolan Interstate Transport in 1968.
In the early part of the 1970’s Mick Nolan retired from the business, leaving his son Terry and wife Daphne solely in control. Terry and Daphne are now the owners of Nolan’s Interstate Transport. Even though the business expands, the service and professionalism remains the same.
Nolan’s Interstate Transport is now one of the largest family-owned and operated Transport businesses in Queensland, and has always had a very high reputation for quality service. The business is well known and also very highly regarded by businesses, community and the transport sectors.
From it’s humble beginnings back in the early 1900’s to it’s present expansion, the company now operates approximately 100 vehicle, (prime mover & rigid). These vehicles are a mix of Volvo’s and Kenworth. The main depot which is located in “Brooking Drive, Gatton” includes a large loading/unloading facility, cold room storage, fast cool premises, large workshop area and administration facility.
The company employs around 500 around Australia and all staff are exceptionally versed in the business of transporting and distributing general freight and perishables from the Lockyer Valley Region to the various markets throughout Australia for public and private use.
Nolan’s Interstate Transport is totally committed to the quality of service that it provides to our clients. To highlight this, Nolan’s were awarded the award for “Excellence in Road Transport” at the 1995 NATROADS Convention in Queensland. We have also met “Industry Accreditation Standards” under the (Truck Safe Banner), which is a Road Transport Forum Initiative.
We have also achieved accreditation under the “Fatigue Management Program” which is a Queensland Department of Transport and Road Transport Forum Initiative. Nolans have also achieved HACCP accreditation (Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points). We are also very pleased to announce that we were awarded “Work Cover Best Practice Awards” in claims management for Queensland in 1999.