Inducted into the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame at ReUnion 2005Glen Cameron, the son of well-known pioneer Ed Cameron, inherited his father’s feverish devotion to the road transport industry. Glen was already learning the skills of “the trade”, working as a general-hand in his father’s transport company in the Melbourne suburb of Doncaster well before he left school.
When he left school at the age of 18, he became a full-time employee, loading and unloading trucks, writing manifests, pricing freight. His ambition, however, was to eventually run the company of D&E Cameron.
His father then surprised him, six months later, by selling the company to Mitchell-Colts. Glen’s dream had been shattered. He continued his employment in the business under the new owner, gaining valuable experience until 1975 when he decided to start his own transport business. Operating out of a 6x8 foot office at Bayswater, and the public telephone booth across the road, Glen operated a fleet of taxi trucks. The business grew and to date, the company has had five changes in location of the premises within a three kilometre radius of his original office in Bayswater.
The Glen Cameron Group has become a national third party logistics operation with services including: storage, distribution, a courier division, contract fleets and an interstate linehaul, B-double operation. The Group has over 70 000m2 of warehouse space, a fleet of around 350 company-owned vehicles and 200 subcontractors.
The company is very diverse offering its customers a plethora of services. To mark Glen’s efforts in supplying customers with an honest, quality, service-based operation, the Group has won the Australian Freight and Logistics awards in 1990, 2001, 2003 and in 2009; the only company to win this prestigious award four times.
Glen is the vice-president of the Victorian Transport Association and knows that by surrounding himself with good people and by developing their skills , his family-owned company will continue to develop as a major player within the road transport industry whilst making a significant and positive contribution to the industry and its people.