Phil saw an opportunity to expand the reach of R.B. Russell Transport Pty Ltd into a regional area that still had strong links with Brisbane and his base fleet to support any overflow needs.
At the time the business was owned by Neville Weyer and had been since 1979. Neville restructured the business and split into two segments, Caloundra General Transport and Caloundra Furniture Transport. This business division enabled Caloundra General Transport to focus on alcohol contracts, which ultimately secured interest of and sale to R.B. Russell Transport in 1994.
Under the ownership and direction of Phil Russell, Caloundra General Transport has continued to gain a strong reputation with distributors of alcohol on the Sunshine Coast, as a reliable and reasonably priced transporter.
The business, in recent years, has seen an increase in business and population growth on the Sunshine Coast. This in turn has meant the business has expanded. To accommodate this expansion, in 2015 the business relocated to a new custom built premises at Bells Creek. This facility provides more secure premises, undercover loading and easy access of B’Double configurations from the depot to the highway.