Alltrans was an Australian logistics company. Established in 1950 by Peter Abeles and George Rockey with two second-hand trucks, its first contract was in Broken Hill.[1][2] In 1966 a 35% share in the business was purchased by William Baird & Co of Scotland.[3][4]

FounderPeter Abeles
George Rockey
FateMerged with Thomas Nationwide Transport

In 1967 it merged with Thomas Nationwide Transport to form TNT-Alltrans.[5][6] By this stage it operated 500 trucks and had a presence in New Zealand.[2][7]

The Alltrans name continued to be used when in 1969 Walkup's Merchants Express in the United States was purchased by TNT-Alltrans and renamed Alltrans Express.[8] In 1983 TNT named a ship TNT Alltrans.[9][10]


  1. ^ Peter Abeles, 75, a Leader In Australia's Business World New York Times 28 June 1999
  2. ^ a b Obituary: Sir Peter Ables The Independent 8 July 1999
  3. ^ Share of Alltrans to UK Canberra Times 8 June 1966 page 26
  4. ^ More British money in Aust firms Truck & Bus Transportation July 1966 page 215
  5. ^ TNT, Alltrans plan to merge Canberra Times 25 April 1967 page 11
  6. ^ Merger of transport groups forms largest Aust company Truck & Bus Transportation June 1967 page 104
  7. ^ History TNT
  8. ^ Australian transport group expands overseas interests Freight & Container Transportation January 1970 page 9
  9. ^ Star Carrier Baltic Shipping
  10. ^ Grounding of TNT Alltrans in the Great Barrier Reef Australian Transport Safety Bureau