Take a look at some of the milestones we have achieved since Move Yourself Trailers began.
In the early 1980's Bill Cowie ran Delta Engineering, a prominent trailer manufacturer in Adelaide. One Friday afternoon Bill had enough of people asking if they could loan his trailers, He decided "The next person who comes in and wants to hire a trailer, do it." This was the birth of the idea of trailer hire as a business for Bill.
Delta Engineering was located next door to a 24 hour BP Service station. One customer needed to return a hired trailer on a Sunday when Delta Engineering was closed. Bill organised for the trailer to be returned to the service station next door. As this situation started to regularly occur a commision was organised for the service station owner and the partnership was formed.
The iconic Move Yourself brand name came about through customer enquiry. A customer asked Bill if he had an enclosed trailer that could be used to transport furniture. To which Bill replied "Are you wanting to move yourself?". Two weeks later the first fully enclosed hire trailer was created and the Move Yourself Brand was born.
Move Yourself Trailer Hire expanded throughout South Australia at a steady rate. The Trailers became so popular that the line ups in the Depots to hire the trailers were becoming large and slowing service at the service station counters.
The major breakthrough innovation for Move Yourself came at Christmas time in 1999. Fresh back from the holiday season, Bill had a stroke of inspiration and invented the idea of a self-serve kiosk to alleviate the strain on console operators and remove the liability for service station owners.
Once the kiosk was a fully-realised system, the rollout of Move Yourself Depots was exponential.
Incremental improvements over time saw the kiosk move from a keyboard driven interface to a touch screen system. Digital imaging was later added to capture licence details.
The next step in evolution was the introduction of online bookings. This meant customers could visit moveyourself.com.au and place a booking or get a quote via the website.
The original Online bookings process has evolved over the years to become more efficient and has become a major part of the Move Yourself Experience.
The latest incarnation of the Move Yourself website was re written from the ground up. Utilising the latest in web app technologies to bring a satisfying customer experience to the public.
With features such as google maps integration and GPS location.
We strive to make our hiring process easy to use and as seamless as possible. As Australia's first trailer hire company to introduce automated, self-serve kiosks at locations nation wide - we continue to offer the best experience that our competitors cannot match.
Keeping our trailers and vehicles in top shape is a priority for us. We have a service fleet that maintains and repairs our on-site trailers on a regular basis to ensure that you have a trouble-free experience when hiring, freeing you up to focus on the job at hand.