Forwarding, Freight News, Logistics

Ceva to the rescue

[ June 29, 2018   //   ]

The first piece of advice for anyone planning to drive over 1,750 miles through the Australian Outback in a dodgy motor is ‘Don’t’ but what if there person concerned had no choice in the matter?

That was the dilemma that Bill Johnstone faced. He had to drive from his home to Darwin in the remote north of the country to support his grandson in a time of need and, inevitably, his van broke down. Now, not only could Bill no longer get work – the van was his livelihood – but it was stuck in Darwin and he couldn’t afford to get it back to Brisbane for repair.

Australian broadcasting legend Alan Jones put out an on-air appeal on his radio breakfast show when he heard about Bill’s plight. Up to the mark stepped Peter Willis and the CEVA specialist vehicle logistics team.

With the programme still on air, Willis swung into action, got straight onto the radio station and offered CEVA’s assistance to get the van back home. An amazed Bill and his wife Barbara were shocked at the speed of which support from CEVA came their way and within days the van was on the tilt-tray of CEVA’s driver Kyle Whitfield and on its way back to Brisbane.
Alan Jones himself was hugely impressed with the care, consideration and speed called the logistics specialist “the best in the business” when telling the happy ending of the story to his listeners a week later.
Ceva’s Managing Director Australia and New Zealand, Carlos Velez Rodriguez said: “This is the best endorsement for the great work of all our colleagues in the car carrying team and we are delighted to be able to assist the family in their time of need.”