Although it can be underappreciated in a business with all the hustle and bustle of marketing and design, transportation and logistics is the reason the job gets done, things keep moving forward and is quietly the driving force behind the Australian economy. Enabling businesses to move products across the nation is essential and a vital part of the supply chain in many industries is refrigerated transport. We recently discussed Insights into the Refrigerated Transport Industry, which outlined the growing need for refrigerated vehicles as Australia’s economy begins to recover from the impacts of COVID-19. As we enter the new year, the opportunities that lie in refrigerated transport may just be what your transport business needs to fully recover and thrive.
Understanding Refrigerated Transport
For many products, refrigerated transport is not an option, it is an absolute necessity, due to safety, compliance with regulation and minimising the product waste. Rising demand for perishable goods means that temperature-controlled transportation, known as the cold chain, will become a key requirement in the national and global transportation supply chain.
Who Uses Refrigerated Vehicles?
When you think of products that require refrigerated transport, your mind likely goes straight to fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. And this is true, as retail supermarkets and hospitality businesses require continual assistance. However, it’s also a necessity for other goods such as medical and pharmaceuticals, beverages, personal care products, flowers, animals, and even precious art. Transporting these goods creates complicated challenges that can be solved with refrigerated vehicles. These vehicles have a built-in refrigeration system that keeps products at a desired temperature throughout the transportation process, ensuring that goods are delivered safely and at their best condition.
Grow Your Transport Business in 2021
Get ahead of your competitors and take advantage of the beginning of a new year by growing your transport business fleet with refrigerated vehicles. To aid the recovery of the economy, the Australian Government announced a $17.6B stimulus package for businesses including the refrigerated transport industry. The package includes increasing the Instant Asset Write-off scheme from $30,000 to $150,000 and the Backing Business Investment Incentive allows businesses with less than a $500M turnover to deduct 50% of a new asset cost.
As a leader in the refrigerated transport industry and a trusted Australian owned and operated business for over 30 years, Scully RSV prides itself on offering a range of refrigerated trucks for purchase or hire. Our flexibility, transparency and reliability set continues to set us apart and we’re happy to assist you every step of the way.
Contact our friendly team today and make that next step you keep thinking about!