Cowra transport company delivering the goods

Modern fleet.
Modern fleet.

As the third generation to run the family transport company, Nick Thompson said carrying the business on into the 21st century and continuing its success was his number one priority.

"To know the history and all the people that have come before me and left their mark on such a great family business is amazing," said Nick.

"The employees rely heavily on the business also, some employees have worked for Thompsons for 30 years and their livelihoods depend on the business."

Established in 1937, the business originally transported wood, grain and wool in and around the local community. Later carting the waste out of the POW camp.

Nick, who is the owner/manager at Thompsons said he has been working in the business for 20 years and it currently employs 35 people.

Getting the job done.

Getting the job done.

"We are a local business that prides itself on providing the best possible service at competitive prices," said Nick. "Reliability and professionalism are just two of the attributes our clients say is the reason they engage Thompsons to do their work."

The business mainly focuses on the transportation of livestock (sheep,cattle,pigs), hay and bulk products (fertiliser, grain, gravel).

"We are a family run business that strives to maintain the high success we have maintained for over 80 years," said Nick. "Our employees are second to none ensuring our clients needs are met on a daily basis. The trucks and trailers are all late model and maintained in our depot based in West Cowra."

Nick said Thompsons support and sponsor as many local events, sports, shows and schools as possible.

"We also support our local community by purchasing as many products for our business as possible including fuel, oil, tyres, parts etc," he said. "Lots of drivers and their families live in Cowra also."

FAMILY MATTERS: Keeping the business going and thriving into the 21st century is a priority for Nick (right) and Barry (left). Visit www.thompsonscowra.com.au

FAMILY MATTERS: Keeping the business going and thriving into the 21st century is a priority for Nick (right) and Barry (left). Visit www.thompsonscowra.com.au

While business in general hasn't been negatively impacted by COVID-19, Nick said the main challenges the business faced was crossing borders into other states as drivers faced more regulations.

"As a whole though we are determined to be essential workers and get our jobs done," said Nick.

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