Bryan Smith – the CEO of Rocky’s Own Transport. contributed
Bryan Smith – the CEO of Rocky’s Own Transport. contributed contributed

Floods hit truck firm with only three out of 140 on the road

FLOODWATER has damaged business for one of Australia's most reliable trucking companies.

Rocky's Own Transport, one of the most safety-focused trucking companies in Australia, is counting its losses with only three of 140 haulage trucks on the road after floodwaters soaked the area.

Chief executive officer Bryan Smith said a majority of the truck drivers were trapped on the Bruce Highway, south of Rockhampton.

Damaged roads and floodwater also trapped drivers in Brisbane and Mt Isa, Mr Smith said.

He said with the bridge at Neerkol Creek out, its would heavily affect service to customers out west.

"Our priority was ensuring our truck drivers were safe," he said.

"All our customers understood why we had to shut down our service during the floods. The intensity of the rain was unbelievable ... to have 25 inches of rain in 24 hours caught people off-guard."

Rocky's Own Transport has won a number of transport awards.



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