My Parents Arthur and Joyce Strasburg commenced their Transport business called A N & J D STRASBURG TRANSPORT at Glamorgan Vale in 1956 with two 1954 International Trucks. Over the years the business grew and by 1969 their Transport Business was flourishing, now operating with 8 Trucks. In 1974 my brother Raymond and I commenced our own livestock business called STRASBURG BROS LIVESTOCK CARRIERS, this business operated from Toowoomba and Marburg.
In 1987 we along with our good friend Phil Trussell commenced KING BARS, this grew into a very successful well known business manufacturing aluminium bull bars for trucks Australia-wide and overseas. In 1997, not only did we now move cattle and build bull bars we decided to start building our own trailers. We needed something stronger than what was available to us, and we thought as we used then, we could build them best to suit our working conditions.
In 2004 Raymond sold out of the business and then in 2006 we sold off Kingbars to concentrate on the Livestock business. With the main depot, workshop and office positioned on the hills overlooking the picturesque valley of Marburg, right on the Warrego Highway and a second depot at Charlton again right on the Warrego Highway the business continued to grow.
The business now consists of 16 Prime Movers and 34 Trailers servicing Queensland, Northern Territory and New South Wales from Charters Towers to Casino, as west to Longreach and anywhere else that cattle need to be moved. In 2009 Strasburg’s decided to then move into the manufacturing of all types of Trailers for the public, introducing Strasburg Trailers.
Building Extendables, Flat Tops, Drop Decks but mainly specialising in Stock Crates and Dollys. This also allows the Livestock business to have the most up to date equipment with our oldest combination being around 4 years old. If you don’t want new, there is normally a very late model combination available for sale at all times as we are constantly introducing new trailers to our fleet.
We employ up to 20 full time staff and have workers that have been with us for many years. We are family owned and operated business. Times are a changing, things are getting harder but with us you get value for your money, good old honest service and a team of workers willing to go the extra mile.
Our customers are our business without them we are nothing.
Managing Director – Strasburg Bros Livestock Carriers