Tanami Transport has operated as a livestock cartage business from the same depot in Alice Springs, Northern Territory since the early 1960's.
The business began as RPM Transport in which Richard (Dick) Rogers, Martin Petrick and Joe Mengel were co-owners, but eventually Dick bought out the other two.
In the early days, the fleet consisted of Fodens, Internationals and Mercedes trucks which pulled single deck trailers to move stock across very rough, ill-maintained bush roads. By the early seventies, Dick started buying Kenworth and Mack heavy duty primemovers and double deck stock trailers which modernised the fleet. The business name RPM Transport was changed to Tanami Transport in the mid-seventies.
When Dick and his wife Gwendolyne, purchased Arapunya Station their sons Alan and David Rogers took over ownership and operations of Tanami Transport.
In 1986, the boys sold out to Dicky David and Ken Warriner, but Alan continued to run the show. In 1991, Alan and his parents purchased the business back from Dicky and Ken. It then remained in the Rogers family until Oct 2007, after which it was bought by a local businessman.