Fred’s Interstate Transport has announced the passing of Frederick Borg, founder of the company.
Borg passed away on 23 May 2022, aged 78.
He founded the company in 1978 with a team of owner-drivers which transported client products, and brought his two sons into the business – Danny in 1987 and Grant in 1989.
“His sons Danny and Grant followed their father, learning from the great man and building the business to what it is today, built on hard work and determination,” the family said in a statement.
“Fred’s family business will continue to grow as his extended family continue the legacy.
“Loved forever, never Forgotten.”
Fred’s Interstate Transport provides a range of interstate freight services including the transportation of packaging, food, beverage products and building materials.
The team has facilities in Victoria, Sydney and Brisbane, giving them an excellent coverage along the Eastern seaboard.
After establishing the business, Borg realised the benefits of using his own vehicles and purchased his first truck, a Kenworth K125.
He worked hard to expand the business and from this a substantial fleet grew and many blue-chip companies became long term clients, some that still remain today.
Borg not only invested in his fleet, but in his subcontractor base as well.
“His subcontractor base, some painted in Fred’s fleet colours, became not just part of the business but were treated like family,” the Borg family told Prime Mover. “Many legendary drivers also worked for Fred and the company soon established itself as a place that drivers wanted to work.”
After learning all the aspects of the business, Danny and Grant Borg took control of the business in the mid 1990s, with Danny being Managing Director and Grant as General Manager. In the early 2000s Danny advanced to CEO and Grant to CFO, a partnership that still continues to this day.
“For what I am sure was a proud moment for Fred, Danny and Grant, but in particular Fred, was in 2014 when Danny and Grant’s children joined the business to see the company enter its third generation of family members as employees,” they said.
“The Borg family continue to set the standard for fleet presentation and operations and are extremely proud not just of the equipment but of the drivers and staff that run the company colours.”