Basco’s small won­der

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SMALL trucks de­liver big time for Joe Basile, who has made a spe­cialty of de­liv­er­ing cold food to small metropoli­tan su­per­mar­kets that are dif­fi­cult for big­ger ve­hi­cles to ac­cess. Basile once drove for Lin­fox but saw an op­por­tu­nity for a spe­cialised fleet of re­frig­er­ated trucks able to ser­vice the smaller su­per­mar­kets. Basile’s Basco Trans­port now has two Isuzus that de­liver meat, fruit and veg­eta­bles af­ter it has been trucked into Mel­bourne from in­ter­state pro­duc­ers. ‘‘The ma­jor­ity of the re­frig­er­ated food we de­liver comes in from in­ter­state in semi-trail­ers,’’ Basile says. ‘‘To take the pres­sure off the driv­ers, and to save them from run­ning around Mel­bourne in large prime movers and semis, they sub­con­tract some of their work out to me and I do their smaller lo­cal drop-offs.’’

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