Paul Kahlert

Queensland Trucking Association

President of the Queensland Trucking Association, Paul commenced his transport career as a 19 year old, working for a freight forwarder at Expo 88. A conversation at Expo 88 with the owner of All Purpose Transport (APT) led to a job offer, helping to set up a new computer system and 34 years later Paul remains at APT. Paul has now held the role of General Manager for 20 years after working his way through the business in various roles. Under Paul’s leadership, APT introduced the first electric delivery truck into Queensland.

Paul specialises in Strategic Planning, Budgeting and Project Management and now, Pandemic Crisis Management. In 2015 Paul undertook a formal study fellowship awarded by the ISS Institute where he reported on best practice on workforce development within logistics companies in the US.

APT is based in Berrinba (Logan) with over 400 employees including 280 owner drivers and an 18,000m2 warehouse facility. APT’s customer base includes IKEA, Dairy Farmers, Castrol and Rheem. APT has operated in the Queensland market for over 45 years.