Our History

With their combined industry knowledge, skills, dedication and commitment, John and Sue Ryan made the perfect transport team and this was a major strength of John Ryan Freight Management since establishing their own business in 1992. John was responsible for the Sales and Operations while Sue oversaw Administration and Marketing.

The first challenge back in 1992, while raising two small children, was to get their name out there. They purchased an IBM Electronic typewriter and a fax machine, set it up underneath their old Queenslander and started on their journey of marketing their new business venture – John Ryan Freight Management, one of the first Freight Management Companies in Australia.  They purchased their first six tonne tautliner in 1998, had their third daughter in 1999 and purchased their first Prime Mover – B Double – with Mezzanine Floors in 2003.

John regularly travelled from Brisbane to Sydney to Melbourne every fortnight to knock on doors to gain valuable business and to forge long term relationships with clients and sub-contractors – most of whom are still with JRFM today.  These long term relationships formed over the years gives detriment to their hard working ethos and hands on approach to their business. John’s successful sales background & determination, together with Sue’s administrative and marketing prowess, quickly helped the business build its client base to what is has become – that is – one of the leading Freight Management Companies in Australia today. Sadly with the passing of John in December 2016, Sue has now taken over the business reigns and continues the family legacy. 

With the addition of Wayne Miller joining the family business, together Sue and Wayne have taken the business to the next level with the introduction of electronic management processes, while providing intelligent transport and supply chain solutions on behalf of the Company, now known as John Ryan Freight Management (JRFM).

With his experience from over 30 years with Multi Nationals in Australia & Japan in Senior Management Roles, Wayne brings his expertise in Sales & Operations with genuine industry credibility.


Our Mission is to continue to provide a high quality service to our clients, on which our business was first established and to continue to adopt a pro-active approach to... 'Serving You, the Customer!'

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