Hernes has been a recognised & respected name in the refrigerated road transport industry for two generations, over thirty-five years. The origins of what is now Hernes Freight Service can be traced back to Harvey Herne’s humble beginnings in 1974 when he started off carrying frozen groceries down the eastern coast of Australia & frozen chickens back up with just one Mercedes Benz prime mover. Today Stuart, Harvey’s son, owns & operates a modern fleet of over forty vehicles comprising of mostly Western Stars, being one of the biggest privately owned fleets on the eastern seaboard.
Hernes Freight Service is a proud member of the Northern Rivers community, servicing our local produce growers with daily trucks to all the major city produce markets. Hernes offers a free pick-up & delivery service to & from local farms via our fleet of four rigid Kenworth trucks, ensuring our local farmers a simple, convenient method of getting their valuable produce to market. Hernes Freight Service is also proud to be heavily associated with the major local beef industry, transporting local beef all over Australia as well as delivering our prime beef to Australian docks & wharfs for the export markets. In addition to this the Hernes Freight Service logo has become a familiar site on the linehaul corridors of the east coast, with the fleet proudly helping to supply groceries to all our major supermarkets from Brisbane to as far south-west as Adelaide.
The success of Hernes Freight Service can be attributed to such factors as our reliable self maintained fleet of modern trucks, the professional attitude of the highly experienced management team, all of which have been drivers themselves & of course to the great job done by “The Driving Force”, the professional team of some sixty local men who put in the big miles behind the wheels of the Hernes Freight Service fleet day & night. And behind the scenes of course there’s our highly specialised & highly dedicated mechanical team that work around the clock servicing our rigs, always ready on 24 hour call to assist our drivers in ensuring their vehicles keep moving & keep delivering our customers’ valuable freight on time.
Stuart Herne, a second generation truck driver, fully appreciates the wants & needs of both his men & his customers & also understands what it takes to keep his modern fleet reliable & on the road. A fully qualified mechanic & having driven since he was old enough to climb into a truck, Stuart may very well pick up a spanner or deliver a customer’s load himself if demand requires him to get behind the wheel, being very much a hands on company director. Stuart is definitely no stranger to driving, also being Australian V8 Dirt Modified Champion several years in a row. He understands what it takes to get the job done safely, professionally & in a timely manner.
Hernes Freight Service is committed to the ongoing provision of a professional customer service driven business, with the safety of our employees & members of the general public being one of our foremost concerns. Hernes is committed to the development & implementation of new technologies which benefit both our customers & employees alike as well as assisting us in meeting our legislative requirements at all times.
All of this comes together to be Hernes Freight Service, a locally owned & operated family business, employing some seventy locals, proudly & professionally delivering produce, meat & groceries all over this great country. Hernes Freight Service is proud to be local & proud to be Australian, if it’s cool…it’s Hernes.