Business

New shuttle bus targets fly-in-fly-out workers

Steve Atkinson as now added a second vehicle to his fleet.
Steve Atkinson as now added a second vehicle to his fleet. Hayden Johnson

BUSINESS is bustling for Steve Atkinson, who has recently expanded his shuttle service.

Mr Atkinson began Atkinson's Specialist Shuttles more than seven months ago and has now added a second vehicle to his fleet.

The Hervey Bay small business owner said he was grateful to the community for their ongoing support.

His growth, which includes extended services and a new website, has allowed him to employ a second staff member and he is looking for a third.

Mr Atkinson's second shuttle has been running for about two weeks, targeting a busy group of workers.

"Basically it's to get people and the fly-in-fly-out workers to Brisbane for those early morning flights," he said.

The service now departs Hervey Bay daily at 2am, 5.30am and 2pm.

"In the first week we took two full loads down," Mr Atkinson said.

"It's there and it's available."

Mr Atkinson said he had received bookings from as far away as Switzerland and England.

"The travel agents in the Bay are very supportive and recommending me a lot," he said.

Mr Atkinson said he continued to receive positive feedback about his service.

He said he often helps transport Fraser Coast people to hospital and doctors' appointments.

Mr Atkinson said he sometimes rang customers randomly to check on them if they've been unwell and pops in to see them in hospital.

"To me this whole business is about being part of the community," he said.

"I'm still very passionate about it."

for more information, visit atkinsonshuttles.com.au or phone 0455 304 979.

Steve Atkinson has introducted a second bus to Atkinson's Specialist Shuttles.
Steve Atkinson has introducted a second bus to Atkinson's Specialist Shuttles. Contributed

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