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Mining Outlook Feature

June 2024

In the most recent issue of Mining Outlook we were happy to be featured within the BUMA 'Unearthing Australia's Mining Potential' article. The four page spread on L&F Transfers, and L&F Fleet, was tailored specifically to the mining sector. You can find it on pages 76-79.

Our favourite excerpts: 
General Manager Nathan Turner has been with the company for 5 years and in that time, he’s overseen rapid growth and the expansion from bus services exclusively into mine fleet hire. L&F Fleet Hire has grown to more than 80 fleet hire vehicles from 5 to 57 seaters.

“We have focussed on providing highly customisable and reliable workforce transport solutions to support the mining and resources industry and local communities,” Nathan said.

“It is undeniable that our partnership with our customers is our strength and superpower.”  


The L&F Story So Far

Nov 2023

L&F Transfers began operations in 2011, starting as a family run and operated business based in Blackwater, with a small fleet of buses running miners to and from sites. 

L&F Group General Manager Nathan Turner, who has extensive experience in transport and logistics, says the organisation has come a long way since the small office beginnings in Blackwater.  They now have a new head office, bus and coach warehouse and maintenance facilities in Yeppoon and a major new transport and fleet maintenance workshop in Blackwater.

The company now owns more than 80 vehicles including light vehicles under L&F Fleet Hire, and employ more than 50 staff across five locations servicing the mining, construction and community sectors.  

“It’s been a big job to grow our business to where it is now. Our company has experienced 30% growth in the last 18 months.

“We’ve also got vehicle and maintenance depots in Blackwater, Charters Towers, Gin Gin and Emerald,” he says "and we began Total Fleet Solutions, that does all our fleet maintenance and also externally owned fleet vehicles." 

L&F Transfers move mine workers between Blackwater and Emerald to mine sites at Curragh, Crinum, Springsure and Gregory.  They also transport children to schools across central Queensland.

Nathan Turner says they couldn’t do what we do without their 50 strong workforce and the support of the communities where they operate.

“We’re so grateful to have our amazing workforce supporting us, so that we can support the central Queensland community,” Nathan says.

“Our main focus is to provide the safest, most reliable transport.  The more mine workers we can transport, the less tired drivers there are on our central Queensland roads.  All our bus and coach drivers are trained in first aid and all our coaches carry defibrillators.

“Our flexible and dynamic approach to transport solutions enables us to offer safe, efficient and highly customisable workforce transport to support the mining and resources industry and local communities.”