Spartan Truck Hire & Logistics was founded in 1981 in Kempton Park, Johannesburg as a franchise of Liberty Car and Truck Hire. The first rental contracts were in fact signed in a ZoZo-hut that acted as the company's headquarters! From the very start Syd Friedman, a mechanic by trade, and his son (and now CEO), Arnold knew that to turn the company into something special would mean nurturing strong relationships with clients, industry partners and employees. Every member of the Spartan team is committed to providing superior service to the company's clients, every step of the way. Evidence of this can be seen in Spartan's extremely high customer retention rate and very low staff turnover.
Shortly thereafter Liberty Car and Truck Hire entered into liquidation and Spartan Truck Hire & Logistics started its journey that would see it become the powerhouse in the truck rental industry in Southern Africa that it is today. Admittedly, there was much to be learnt in the first few years and immeasurable experience was gained. They were tough (read: exciting!) times, especially so when interest rates spiked in the early 90s. Truck rental was not a growth industry at the time but with some diligent and disciplined financial practices, staying focused, and of course remembering that nothing is more important than loyalty to our clients; we are now able to look back at it as nothing more than a speed bump in our rear-view mirrors! Spartan Truck Hire & Logistics has grown tremendously and now employs over 200 people in South Africa who manage a fleet in excess of 1000 vehicles. We have a full independent branch in Paarden Island, Cape Town; as well as b depots throughout the country. Spartan, Kempton Park is still HQ; and is where our Sales and Marketing Department, Loss Control Division, 24-hour Operations Department and Workshop can be found.
From 12 trucks we now have one of the largest Truck Rental fleets operating throughout the country and cater for every type of truck rental need including light loads, 18-wheeler juggernauts, refrigerator trucks, crane trucks and hazardous chemical loads. More information can be found on our services here.
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The Spartan culture 650BC a small community of 10 000 Spartans formed an army and maintained for centuries. The secret was how they grew up that made them the most elite army of their times. It's about Raising the Spartans!
The word "Spartan" means Courage and Endurance a testimony to what our brand represents and is recognizable throughout on South Africa roads.