Since its inception, Cahill Transport has been a family owned and operated company. The Cahill family has been associated with the transport industry since 1915, when John Cahill purchased his first horse and dray. John’s son, Joe Snr, was later to become the Victorian General Manager of the company “Yellow Express”.
In 1951, his son also named Joe, purchased his own truck, which he fondly remembers as a Ford Semi Trailer. The Ford cost 720 pounds, and Joe borrowed money from his father and uncle to assist with the deposit. Within four years, the truck was fully paid for and the growth of Joe’s own venture ‘Cahill Transport’ firmly established. August 2021 marked the proud achievement of over 70 years in the business and of a success story far beyond John Cahill’s wildest expectations.
Founder, Joe Cahill Junior with his Ford Semi Trailer
Founder, Joe Cahill Junior
In 1989, Joe’s sons Dan and Michael purchased the business from their father. Combining hard work and a vision for the future, Dan and Michael have driven the company towards continued expansion and the successful business it is today. The company’s growth has doubled over the last decade and it is part of their vision that such rates of growth are maintained, as the next generation begin to ascend through the business.
From a horse and dray to a fleet of over 300 trucks and trailers today, Cahill has become a significant player in the transport, wharf cartage and warehousing industry.
At Cahill Transport, we have the philosophy that exceeding the needs of our clients is paramount in the operations of a successful supply chain partner. We understand that helping our clients prosper across aspects of their transport and distribution networks will lead to strong, long lasting partnerships.
We tailor our approach and services to each customer and offer customisation that is not common across the industry. One vehicle is not suitable for all tasks. We recognise that and have a number of specialised vehicles within our core fleet. The fleet includes crane trucks, container sideloaders, mezzanine floor drop-deck trailers, various B Double combinations and tail lift rigid trucks. We can also have vehicles custom built to your purposes and operate them on your behalf. Specialisation allows for much higher productivity and small changes can make a significant difference to your business efficiency.
We can work with you on creating a fleet that fits your exact measurements
Each day Cahill Transport are fulfilling a generational craft, solving a problem and answering a need. Our customers often relay that there is a trust and service that the corporate equivalents cannot replicate.
Delivering supply chain solutions for generations.
Michael Cahill appointed to Victorian Transport Association General Freight Committee.
Australian Biosecurity Award in the Industry category for preventing the spread of imported red fire ants.
The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) Supply Chain Management Award Finalist.
PACCAR Australia managing director, Andrew Hadjikakou, officially presented the first locally-produced DAF CF85 prime mover to longterm supporters of DAF Trucks Australia, Cahill Transport.
Joe Cahill inducted into the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame.