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Records broken at the National Road Transport Hall of Fame 2015

Editorial
article image Owen Driscoll and Max Winkless

The Australian road transport community came together recently in Alice Springs to celebrate the achievements of this year’s inductees and award winners.

In its 20th year, the National Road Transport Hall of Fame Reunion awarded three ‘Icon of the Industry’ honours at the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame induction ceremony. The prestigious Icon of the Industry award celebrates Australians who have given a lifetime of service to the Australian road transport industry.

Approximately 8,000 people from the trucking community made the annual pilgrimage to the National Road Transport Museum in Alice Springs recently to celebrate the milestone year and honour the award winners.

The 2015 Icon of the Industry recipients, Owen Driscoll, Max Winkless and Ed Cameron were inducted into the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame alongside a record number of almost 300 individuals from across the nation.

Edwin (Ed) Cameron is a true pioneer of the modern generation of road transport. Appointed the first Australian importer of Kenworth trucks in 1961, Ed sold more than 100 prime movers in less than a decade before the US parent company acquired his business in the late 1960s.

In 1948, Max Winkless was offered a share in the Antill Ranger business, the NSW importer of Mack trucks, making him an owner-operator at the age of 20. Max subsequently became the Director and General Manager of Antill Ranger before setting up Swedish Motors in 1966 to import specially designed Volvo prototypes into Australia.

National Transport Insurance (NTI) Industry Relations Manager, Owen Driscoll has dedicated his life to the safety of truck drivers and improving the standards of safety in the road transport industry.

Max Lane, Marketing Manager of Shell Lubricants, Viva Energy Australia Ltd said Shell Rimula was honoured to partner with the Australian road transport industry’s most prestigious event for the fifteenth year.

Liz Martin, Chief Executive Officer at the National Road Transport Hall of Fame was overwhelmed by the support of the trucking community at this year’s milestone reunion. With almost 300 individuals inducted into the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame and three Icon of the Industry awards, Liz said it was an extremely emotional ceremony as each recipient was acknowledged for their contributions to the industry.

Shell, and now Viva Energy Australia (Shell Licensee), has supported Australia’s road transport community for over 100 years and is committed to delivering innovative, reliable fuel, Shell card and lubricant solutions to road transport operators.

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