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Holmwood Highgate’s inaugural quad-axle tanker

  • From the April 2017 issue.
Holmwood Highgate’s inaugural quad-axle tanker

To fill a gap in its fleet makeup, Gippsland-based fuel provider Evans Petroleum turned to local tanker supplier, Holmwood Highgate, for its first ever quad-axle tanker semi-trailer.

In the heart of the Gippsland region in eastern Victoria, fuel distribution specialist, Evans Petroleum, has played a part in keeping the local community running for almost half a century, and continues to be deeply committed to the idea of keeping it local in a world shaken by globalisation.

Starting out as an Esso distributor in 1970, Evans Petroleum has grown slowly over time, with current owners, Stuart Evans and wife Jenene, taking over from Stuart’s father, company founder Reg Evans, in 1989. Twenty-seven years on and now operating under the BP label, the husband and wife team have morphed the humble family business into a major fuel distributor for the Gippsland community.

Using a high-tech fleet, Evans Petroleum covers a vast area stretching from Melbourne’s eastern suburbs all the way to the New South Wales border in the east. In line with his proclivity for locally made equipment, Stuart says he prefers tankers from Australian builder, Holmwood Highgate.

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