When he was in his twenties, Les Rudd combined his love for horses with his passion for trucks and started Rudd’s Horse Transport in 1994. Over 20 years later, what started as one man driving one truck, has grown to be one of the most trusted horse transport companies in Australia.
Paula started working with Les in the Rudd’s office in 2001. They found that their customers were looking further afield to buy their horses. The internet, digital photo graphs and email meant that their Queensland clients were buying horses from all over Australia. So Les and Paula’s response was to undertake a fleet expansion program so that they could better meet the needs of their clients. Gradually they started sending their trucks through Victoria, New South Wales and the Northern Territory.
Les lives and breathes horse trucks and horse transport. Les is hands on. He spends his days in the office answering the phones, behind the wheel driving, loading and unloading trucks, feeding and watering horses in transit, doing maintenance on floats. He oversees it all.
“If you can’t break in and shoe your own horse, then you can’t drive for me” Les Rudd
We have a core team of drivers that we are proud to say have worked with us for years. They all have a genuine passion for horses and years of experience behind them. Quite simply, they are the best in the business.
When they are not in our trucks, our drivers are leading their own horse lives. They train, break in, ride, compete, event, muster, shoe, and judge horses across various disciplines. Quite simply, they are horse people.
Our office is the hub of our operation. When you call you’ll find Les, Paula, Ian or Cass on the end of the phone ready to provide friendly, efficient, reliable service.
Call us to discuss schedules, quotes, availability or have any questions that you may have answered.