About Us

A family business with family values.

Get to know them so they can get to know you.

A family business built on trust, integrity and flexibility, Minus 1 is a national transport company offering a unique transport service.

With more than 30 years of experience in transport and a fleet of over 50 vehicles, Minus 1 is owned by passionate industry advocate Dominic Barba,  with operations headed up by son Billy Barba and administration managed by daughter Dominique Barba.

There’s nowhere their trucks won’t go, servicing country Victoria, metro Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Tasmania and everywhere in between.



  • Dry, chilled and frozen
  • Local
  • Interstate
  • Courier
  • Storage
  • Large and small business


The team at Minus 1 understand the complexity of small and big business and the need for flexibility when it comes to the transport of goods.

This agile approach to the ever-evolving transport industry enables them to work closely with their clients on a day-to-day basis and make changes easily and efficiently based on their clients’ needs on that day and at that time.

As a result, Minus 1 has grown steadily with the growth of their clients and continues to offer a premium transport service based on professionalism, trusted relationships and a personalised and flexible approach where no two jobs are the same.


About Dominic

From humble beginnings as an owner-driver, Dominic has more than 30 years experience in the transport industry. Now as the owner and Director of Minus 1, Dominic is incredibly passionate about his customers and the transport industry as a whole.

His role encompasses:

  • Quoting
  • Marketing
  • Business development
  • Operations support


Billy Barba

Operations Manager


About Billy

With 10 years at Minus 1 under his belt, Billy is incredibly proud of the business his dad started and the business they have grown together. His role as operations manager has evolved with the changing complexity of the transport industry and the growth of the Minus 1 customers.

Billy’s role encompasses:

  • Local and linehaul deliveries
  • Route planning
  • Load consolidation
  • Driver fatigue management
  • Warehousing and storage management
  • Customer service
  • PODs
  • Quoting



Dominique Barba

Administration Manager


About Dominique

Having worked at Minus 1 for nearly 4 years, Dominique is a unique asset to the administration side of the business and works in partnership with her brother and dad to support customers as much as possible.

Her role encompasses:

  • Invoicing
  • Payables
  • Credits
  • Customer training
  • Online bookings
  • General queries