Our History

Excellence Since 1923
Family Owned & Operated Since 1923

Our History

Robert Betts started in the transport industry in 1923, carting logging materials with a team of bullocks. Fast forward 100 years and Betts Transport has over 50 trucks carting livestock and fast-moving consumer goods across Australia. Our rich history and vast success can be attributed to our commitment to providing a quality, reliable service for our clients.


Lance Betts leaning on the bonnet of a Mack getting fuel


Series 2 Mack Superliner with Gordon Hawkins - first truck taken to Walcha when Bev and Peter split from Betts Contracting


New Caterpillar D8N Bulldozer purchased for logging and D8L in the background to be traded


Mack B'double load of logs - Bev and Peter had many roads around Walcha made into B'double routes to allow more efficient delivery of logs to Fenning Timbers with the support of Walcha Council


The first Kenworth purchased to run on the highway branded Fenning Timbers carting sawn timber to North Queensland and bringing fresh produce back


Timber Expo in Walcha featurning Betts log trucks Mack CLR and Kenworth Brute 501


Kenworth K100G adding the A'trailer as more roads opened up to B'double routes


3 K100G highway trucks in the fleet (pictured L-R Peter Betts, Jimmy Clarke and Greg Tasker)


Kenworth T604 - Chris and Peter coming out of Sydney with a Tautliner


Kenworth T904 - first 904 purchased second hand by PW Betts out on the cotton with Chris Betts off-siding


Kenworth T904 - Peter Betts out on the cotton


Kenworth T404ST - Chris working on the Cross City Tunnel


Mack Superliner added to the fleet - Peter has always had a soft spot for Macks


Rigid truck purchased to deliver freight around the New England brought in by the highway trucks


Kenworth T904 - when the 26 metre rule first came out for the 32 pallet B'double - Chris Betts' Truck


Kenworth T909 50th Kenworth purchased by Betts (pictured LR - Mark Gillan, Doug Hurley, Peter Betts, Bev Betts, Jim Hurley, Joe Rizzio-Paccar, Rob Brown and Bill Haezlett Walcha Mayor)


Peter purchases 100 year Anniversary 685HP Superliner

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