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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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  • From the ground up

    December 2018

    From the ground up

    Starting as an apprentice motor mechanic, Barry Noble has risen through the ranks over the years and describes the plethora of safety features in modern trucks as the biggest change during his time in the industry.

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  • Diversity builds ingenuity

    November 2018

    Diversity builds ingenuity

    As an engineer who subsequently gained his MC licence, Romesh Rodrigo has achieved much in his 18 years in the road transport industry. His varied roles have given him valuable experience across the European, Japanese and North American truck cultures.

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  • From wings to wheels

    October 2018

    From wings to wheels

    Planes, trucks and automobiles, there aren’t too many things with wheels or wings that Simon Humphries hasn’t taken a keen interest in over his lifetime. As Chief Engineer at Isuzu Australia, his current challenge involves the development of electric power for trucks of the future.

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  • In for the long haul

    September 2018

    In for the long haul

    Having been a participant in the highly competitive Australian Trucking Industry for almost five decades, small fleet operator, Joe Cassar, has seen it all … and then some.

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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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