Starting up. You could say that Wickham Freight Lines began with food transport, something we still specialise in today. Brothers, Peter & Angus Wickham, purchased their first Kenworth in 1978 to transport potatoes from their Killarney property. A humble enterprise, the boys would often grade the potatoes, maintain the truck and drive the load to the Brisbane Markets.
Getting into gear. Peter and Angus began carting hanging meat from Killarney Abattoir to Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Northern New South Wales. Gradually, the transport side of the business grew to include refrigerated meat transport, and farm produce transport from Kingaroy, Gympie and Toowoomba to Sydney and Melbourne, carrying express freight home.
Big changes. With the opening of the Big W distribution centre in Warwick, Wickham Freight Lines and several other family-owned transport companies joined forces to form CDM Logistics.
A grand opening. On the eve of a new millennium, we opened the Warwick terminal complete with the now familiar red and white branding. To cater to industry demand, the Wickham Freight Lines fleet expanded to 38 Kenworth prime movers.
Leading the way. Wickham Freight Lines became Big W’s primary transport contractor. With 51 Kenworths, our scope grew to transporting freight from suppliers in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to the Warwick Distribution Centre, without losing focus on our meat, produce and express freight customers.
Continued growth. Our Melbourne Terminal was completed, alongside significant extensions to our Warwick workshop and warehouse facilities.
Wickham Freight Lines continues to specialise in refrigerated transport, farm produce transport, general freight transport and the transport of fresh, chilled and frozen meat. We offer daily transport services between Rockhampton, Brisbane, Warwick, Sydney and Melbourne, with regular services to additional areas. With our head office in Warwick, and terminals in Sydney and Melbourne, you can expect unparalleled commitment to customers. For quality, honesty, professionalism and reliability; rely on people with pride in what they do and passion for the transport industry. Rely on Wickham Freight Lines.