President of the Queensland Trucking Association, Paul Kahlert started 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 whilst completing his university degree.

Paul is still at APT and 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 and now has eight zero emission vehicles performing last mile services in Brisbane.

Paul specialises in strategic planning, project management, workforce development 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 has operated in the Queensland market for more than 47 years and is based in Berrinba (Logan). Its customer base includes IKEA, Rheem, Castrol, Fantastic Furniture, Goodyear and Cotton-On.