Dave’s Transport has been providing quality heavy equipment transport services for over twenty five (25) years in Trinidad and Tobago.

The company was founded in 1992 by David De Mattos, Managing Director; a veteran oilfield professional with considerable experience in the energy sector.  With this background, our founder impressed upon us the importance of our service to be Efficient, Reliable and SafeThese core values of efficiency, reliability and safety we adopt throughout the organization.

Dave’s Transport & Rentals Ltd is proud to be 100% locally owned & operated.  A privately owned family business, primarily lead by a team of dedicated professionals with considerable experience in Auto Mechanics, Logistics Management, Lifting & Rigging operations, Finance/HR and Safety Management operations.


To be recognized as the country’s #1 best practices logistical service provider, consistently meeting the needs of our clients… safely, reliably and efficiently.


To consistently operate at the highest global standards through Continuous Learning/Improvement, Quality service and an unwavering commitment to Safety.


  • DTRL and its employees are bound by the laws governing where we operate.  Compliance with all applicable laws and regulations must never be compromised.
  • DTRL condemns all forms of bribery and corruption.  We promote our services on the basis of its competitive pricing, integrity and quality service, and not on the basis of improper advantages.
  • Our employees do not engage in fraudulent or any other dishonest conduct or receive any gains intended to support illegal activities involving company property or assets.
  • Integrity at work – We are committed to doing what is right and establishing systems, processes and behaviours that guarantee we deliver on that commitment.


Ensuring a safe, healthy and highly motivated workforce is our priority. Teamwork is central to everything we do! In order to deliver on our vision, we have a strong focus on attracting and retaining top employees from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Everyone who works for DTRL, no matter what their job, contributes to our continuous improvement with their experience, knowledge, ideas and potential. A key measure of workforce satisfaction is employee turnover, though generally high in the transport industry, we have found that our staff are loyal and long-standing!. We realize the strength we gain in developing our own employees within the company and encourage their ambitions to develop themselves.


To deliver on our vision of being a leader in transport best practices means understanding the competencies we need today and beyond.

We actively conduct several in-house training programs including Risk Assessment, Job Safety Analysis and various Safe-Work Procedure training and refresher training programs.

Additionally, there are mandatory external training certifications completed based on the job scope of personnel, these include;

  • Hiab Operator Certification
  • Defensive/Fleet Driving Certification
  • Rigging & Banksman Certification
  • Forklift Operator Certification

  • First Aid/CPR training
  • Fire watch training
  • OSHA General Industry Training
  • PLEA Certification



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