Gayndah truckie receives hall of fame award
REGINALD "Reg" Brown from Gayndah has been inducted into the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame in recognition for his ongoing service to the road transport community in Australia.
The annual National Road Transport Hall of Fame Reunion in Alice Springs over the weekend saw 69 individuals from around the nation inducted into the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame.
Reg was born into a road transport family with his parents Burnie and Jan at the helm of Burnie Brown's Sand and Gravel.
Reg's love for trucks started at an early age and he has fond memories learning to drive in the lucerne patch at the age of ten.
He also recalls being caught by the local policeman when he was 13 for driving a 160 Cummins.
Eventually Reg established Brown's Citrus Transport Pty Ltd freighting citrus interstate, hanging up his keys to take on the operational side of the business. Today the company consists of 20 trucks, four body trucks and over 30 refrigerated vans.
"I've been part of the road transport industry my whole life so it's great to have that work recognised," Reg said.
Liz Martin, National Road Transport Hall of Fame CEO said: "Together with Shell Rimula, we're excited to welcome Reg into the National Road Transport Hall of Fame ."
For the sixteenth consecutive year, Shell Rimula has partnered with the National Road Transport Hall of Fame to acknowledge the achievements and lifetime commitment of Australians to the road transport industry.
The Shell Rimula Wall of Fame is part of a four day event in Alice Springs, which includes the induction ceremony and the Shell Rimula Inductee Gala Dinner.
For over 100 years Shell, and now Viva Energy Australia (Shell Licensee), has shown ongoing support to the longevity of the road transport community in Australia, delivering innovative, reliable fuel, Shell card and lubricant solutions to road transport operators.