Trailer Magazine


Industry Icon


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

If you know an industry icon, or would like to participate in this feature, please share your details in the form below.

  • Logging on with innovation

    July 2019

    Logging on with innovation

    For more than four decades Graeme Elphinstone has been coming up with innovative and forward-thinking solutions in log trailer design and manufacture. His ongoing goal is to keep improving efficiencies in the highly competitive transport realm for the benefit of the industry and the country.

    More Info

  • Bulldog to the bone

    June 2019

    Bulldog to the bone

    Having worked for 43 years heading the R&D department of Mack Trucks Australia, it’s fair to say what Don Hoey doesn’t know about this iconic brand isn’t worth knowing. Don retired three years ago but still keeps his hand in helping run the Mack museum in Queensland.

    More Info

  • A quiet achiever

    May 2019

    A quiet achiever

    Since completing a mechanical engineering degree in 1997, Kevin Johnston has succeeded in a variety of engineering related roles with a number of truck manufacturers. His current role is Product and Pricing Manager with Hino Australia.

    More Info

  • Innovation-fuelled business

    April 2019

    Innovation-fuelled business

    With 35 years’ experience in fuel haulage, Paul McCallum partly attributes Inland Petroleum’s ongoing success to the uptake of the latest safety technology along with high-productivity combinations including AB- and BA-triples.

    More Info

  • Two of a kind

    March 2019

    Two of a kind

    Brothers David and Matt Dengate head up the engineering department at Queensland’s Tuff Trailers. Over the last 15 years they have relished the challenges and rewards of providing new and innovative designs and patented solutions for Tuff’s valued customers.

    More Info

  • A taste for tippers

    February 2019

    A taste for tippers

    Delarue Truck Repairs at Riverstone in western Sydney has specialised in tipper body and trailer manufacture, repairs and modifications for more than 40 years. Company founder, Russell Delarue, reflects on his time in the industry.

    More Info

© Copyright Prime Creative Media. All rights reserved.

Find us on Google+