Frank Gattuso Transport & Packaging on the rise
With a pristine fleet, a people-focused business model and an unwavering passion for trucking, Frank Gattuso Transport & Packaging has developed a strong presence in the Victorian transport industry.
Frank Gattuso Transport & Packaging has built a reputation for being a well-run operation that puts its people first – a philosophy that has helped owner Frank Gattuso grow his business in the thriving economic hub of Shepparton. After ten years of providing packaging services for local fruit farmers, in 2000 he expanded into the transport industry, carting his farming customers’ produce the 181km distance between Shepparton and Melbourne.
Frank says it was his childhood passion for heavy vehicles that made it easy for him to expand into the challenging transport industry. “I remember in primary school, my teacher asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up. I can still remember saying I want to drive trucks,” he recalls. “My wife Karan thinks I’m crazy for still being enthusiastic about my work after so long, but I just love trucks. That’s what I like about the industry, and at the end of the day, that’s why I’m in it.”
In line with that attitude, Frank gladly took the driver’s seat in the beginning, but soon exchanged it for the office chair as the company grew. “I started off with one truck and now I have 31 of them,” he says proudly, adding that Frank Gattuso Transport & Packaging now employs 50 people and provides next-day line haul express services connecting Melbourne and more than 20 regional Victorian towns.
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