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Trading since 1997 as Grant Carroll and established (incorporated as Carroll International Pty Ltd, ABN: 51099 760880) in 2002 by Grant Carroll, who was born in Invercargill, Southland, NZ, and raised by his Croation mother Rose and Kiwi father Ross, ( founders and formerly proprietors of “The Ghost Inn” Coolgardie) in Coolgardie and Perth,Western Australia. Grant’s career started as a young boy, (17 years old), in Perth, in the very early 80’s, working for an air freight division of what was then transport giant Mayne Nickless (a publicly listed company), Grant’s duties included sweeping the warehouse floor, working the two way radio, manifesting the North West Australian cargo for nightly uplift, compiling, faxing and telexing (back in the 80’s!) nightly volumes and units, manifesting and classifying dangerous goods by air freight and road freight. Searching for late and missing freight, unloading and sorting express eastern states freight, running urgent courier jobs around the Perth metropolitan area, loading and unloading heavy haulage vehicles to and from North West Australian mine- sites. Blocking, bracing and dismantling heavy machinery for semi trailer transportation (heavy haulage, including road trains). Loading aircraft holds, lodging nightly air cargo at the airport, early morning collection and sorting of priority air freight from the eastern states freighter aircraft and running urgent freight “HOT SHOTS” to remote North West Australian mine sites and drilling rigs. At 19 years of age , Grant was transferred to Sydney and was based at the Mayne Nickless North Shore branch ,were he worked as a transportation salesman and operations assistant to the North Shore Operations Manager (Grant was the youngest transportation salesman employed by the Mayne Nickless Group). During his time with Mayne Nickless Grant transferred to Brisbane Queensland, working under some very well known and respected Senior Mayne Nickless Transportation executives including: Rob Sadlier, Russell Waddy, Bill Stubbs, and one of his favorite bosses and close friend, Mayne Nickless Queensland Operations Manager Jamie Masters, (sadly, Jamie has passed away) Grant resigned from Mayne Nickless, to join the TNT Group, at 22 years of age.
Grant was 22 years old when he joined COMET (do you remember their slogan, HELLO COMET!). A DIVISION OF TNT, as Queensland Air Freight Manager, at 22 years of age, Grant was the TNT’ Groups youngest manager nationally. While with TNT, Grant worked very hard . Grant spent 4-5 years with TNT ,holding different positions. After leaving TNT Grant spent 6 years working for himself and others running various transportation business’s (some successful, some not so)
In later years Grant had the good fortune of working with Peter Macor and well known Kiwi Entrepreneur and Rich Lister Sir John Davies.
Peter Macor is a respected (Sagelike) Australian Transportation Entrepreneur. Peter (a renowned lateral thinker), founded and was The Managing Director of Skyroad Express (Skyroad Express was sold to Mayne Nickless). At one time Skyroad Express was one of Australia’s largest transportation companies.
As mentioned above, Grant also had the good fortune of working with (and reporting directly to) Sir John Davies, founder of Trojan Holdings a dynamic NZ based tourism company and Northern Southland Transport Holdings (based in Queenstown, NZ) .
Grant has 35 years transportation experience, as at 2016 ,originally trading ( since 2002) as Carroll International Pty Ltd.
PLEASE NOTE: For sales marketing purposes it was decided in early 2012 to change the trading name to CargoMaster (ABN: 92158887435 and ACN: 158887435)) Carroll International Pty Ltd is still (as at 2018) a registered Australian private company.
Little things heard and seen over the years “Tit Bits” you can choose to believe or not its up to you!
The Domestic Prepaid Air Sticker was originally created by Skyroad Express, the real reason for the introduction of the prepaid air sticker was because at the time Skyroad Express had a cash flow problem and they figured (calculated) it would be much cheaper to print prepaid stickers and sell them, as opposed to buying and printing plastic satchels, which were much more expensive to have made!
Skyroad had a major corporate customer that would purchase a 12 month supply (100,000- 200,000) satchels prepaid (pay in advance!) not bad !,I wonder if it happens today, that particular client still going strong in 2018!
I was once told that Skyroad grew so fast that in one year they employed approx 100 ladies nationally just to to help get through all the paperwork!
Back in the 80’s the Australian air freight industry had a thing called the “Bitumen Boeing”, do you know what it was?
Sid Ward (Wards Express) helped bankroll Skyroad
In the 80’s A Wards Learjet crashed in Northern Queensland killing the pilot/s
The Queensland Transport Workers called a strike, as such the TNT drivers (hard working men and women) in Brisbane stopped work, a sudden stop work means that cargo stops moving. before you know it mountains of boxes and parcels build up as far as the eye can see! One of the reasons the drivers went on strike was because the coffee machine was positioned to far away from their work area!
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