Small Business Minister Gordon Hill has congratulated local specialist trucking company, Energy Trucking, for its recent success in the prestigious annual service excellence awards, conducted by the Chartered Institute of Transport (WA).
The Welshpool-based company won first prize - an award which in the past has been taken by larger companies.
Last year, national transport company, Linfox took out the award, previous winners have included Brambles, Shell and TNT.
Energy Trucking services Western Australia's mining industry and was founded in response to what the directors saw as a market demand for a wholly Western Australian-owned transport enterprise to service the resources industry.
Mr Hill said he was particularly pleased that a company which described itself as a small business had competed and won against 24 other entries this year.
"Energy Trucking is the first small business in WA to win the award, and its managing director, Mr Ian King, and staff must be congratulated for their efforts in providing a standard of service which obviously impressed the judges," Mr Hill said.
Other winners in the 1992 Institute awards were Key Transport of South Guildford and Union Bulkships.