From wings to wheels

“Ever since I was a kid I wanted to be a jet fighter pilot,” Simon says. “But my eyesight didn’t pass muster so Read more

In for the long haul

Joe started his business in 1969 with an early ‘60s model Bedford, followed closely by a new Commer purchased later the same year. Read more

Bigger and better

After completing his engineering degree, Scott was ready to put his skills to use in the real world. “A job came up that Read more

Attention to detail

In 1983, Neil Cooper joined a Victorian trailer manufacturer where he worked building trailers and truck bodies and learning his craft. At this Read more

Lifelong passion

Through his long and celebrated career with Freighter, Ivan has seen many major industry changes, ranging from the launch of the first Tautliner Read more

The coolest job of all

Having grown up next door to a drag racer, Ken developed a love for cars and engines. “I loved all things mechanical and Read more

Designs for living

On 16 August 1965, Noel Beavis, a trainee draftsman, began his employment with Freighter Industries. It was an association that lasted over 16 Read more

By the numbers

When Bob Edwards signed on as a heavy vehicle mechanic apprentice in 1962, he had no idea how influential his efforts would be Read more

An industry stable

With a background in mechanical engineering, Alex Stables arrived in Australia as a £10 migrant and worked in development of retail petrol pumps Read more