Transport Business For Sale 85000 (Ref No:66021)
Coastline Carriers was established in November 2009 by the owner who now wishes to retire.
Currently run as a lifestyle business based in Tin Can Bay it operates 2 to 3 days per week.
Whilst based in Tin Can Bay, it could be run from anywhere within the area in which we operate.
The operating schedule is Tin Can Bay to Brisbane & the Sunshine Coast Tuesdays & Thursdays, (both full days) with Maryborough & Hervey Bay on demand Wednesdays & Fridays (both ½ days).
The customer base extends from Brisbane to Hervey Bay with the occasional need to operate as far south as Ormeau. Generally the trips to Brisbane do not go further south than Slacks Creek – Browns Plains – Carole Park.
The business has a strong presence in the marine and sign writing industries but is well represented in a diverse range of general suppliers as well.
It is important to note that the business has never advertised. The customer base was initially established by calling on potential customers and subsequently by word of mouth.
The success of the business has been achieved by:
• Providing a high level of personal service.
• Duty of care in the carriage of goods.
• Being readily accessible to the customer base.
• Good communication.
• Being flexible and adaptable to customers needs.
• Understanding the importance that a freight company has in the supply chain.
• Creating a point of difference.
• Maintaining a diverse portfolio and therefore not affected by the cyclic movement affecting any particular industry.
The business has deliberately focused on the commercial sector. It is acknowledged that there is a huge gap in the market for the private sector. However, to date we have not pursued this.
There is tremendous potential to expand the business and income for an energetic operator.
Also, with the increase in on-line buying by individuals, retail stores are, in some circumstances, finding it difficult to ship their goods to area’s within our area of operation.
State : Queensland
City : Sunshine Coast Mc