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Made possible by Smedley’s Engineers, Industry Icon, is a series dedicated to honouring the unsung heroes of the commercial road transport industry.

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  • Bigger and better

    August 2018

    Bigger and better

    Scott McFarlane has contributed extensively to work that was instrumental in paving the way for higher productivity vehicles in Australia and abroad, using his expertise to demonstrate why longer combinations are the way of the future.

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  • Attention to detail

    July 2018

    Attention to detail

    For Neil Cooper, having already dedicated over 30 years to the trailer building and transport industry, and gaining a great deal of respect along the way, starting his own manufacturing business was a natural progression.

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  • Lifelong passion

    June 2018

    Lifelong passion

    When Ivan Tarrant made his debut in the commercial road transport industry in 1966, little did he know that it would mark the start of a lifelong career with Freighter.

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  • The coolest job of all

    May 2018

    The coolest job of all

    For Ken Cowell, a six-week work experience placement at Volvo Trucks Australia in 1979 sparked the start of an exciting and illustrious career in commercial road transport that has endured for almost 40 years.

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  • Designs for living

    April 2018

    Designs for living

    After 50 years working in the transport industry, Noel Beavis, former Head Engineer at Hamelex White, looks back on a successful career with fondness.

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  • By the numbers

    March 2018

    By the numbers

    Bob Edwards of consultancy firm, Transport and Engineering Management, has worked on improving road safety and fleet productivity for over 50 years.

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