It all started with Humble beginnings, and turned into a larger than expected dream.
Catering for a niche market usually means specializing in a tiny piece of the total market, but for Vosma Vervoer their small piece of the market is literally, huge.
For CJ Vos (Vossie), the owner of Vosma Vervoer, the journey to success started way back in his army days when as a serviceman he moved his first abnormal load in 1984. An experience that, unbeknownst to him at the time, probably shaped his future.
Continuing his career in trucking after his service days, he joined SA Railways and Harbours where his experience in moving abnormal loads served him well.
During the construction phase of Mossgas he was part of the team that moved a 450 ton load from Mossel Bay to the construction site. At 98,45m long, 8,71m wide and 9,26m high it set the record for the biggest and heaviest load transported in South Africa. On this trip CJ Vos met his life partner in Cape Town. With Mrs. Vos background in office administration working for Sanlam, she now heads the accounts department at Vosma, while CJ Vos keeps a tight hand on the day to day running of the business.
Vossie's big break came in 1992. He bought his first ERF truck through an Owner/Operator scheme, a move that paved his way to independence. He worked for Rail and Harbours under this scheme, driving his own truck with the CB handle ‘Strandlopertjie’. Five years later he started his own Transport Company and Vosma Vervoer was born.
Today, 24 years later, Vosma Vervoer specializes in moving abnormal loads all over South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. Their fleet consist of 24 trucks, extendible low-bed trailers with air suspension and several escort vehicles, all pristinely maintained.