SCOTT, Wayne

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Inducted into the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame at ReUnion 2011.

Wayne Neil SCOTT was born in Deniliquin NSW on the August 12 in 1958 to parents Neil and Olive Scott. Wayne’s father owned a livestock transport business called Neil Scott’s Transports PL.  Wayne just loved trucks and could always be seen at school lifting his head whenever one of the trucks went by.

Wayne left school as soon as he could at the age of 16 and joined the family business with his father and older brother Bruce.  He obtained his rigid licence at the age of 19 and started driving the company’s tray truck delivering livestock around the country-side. 

Yearning to drive the bigger trucks the company applied to the authorities and Wayne became the youngest semi driver in NSW at the age of 19 when he passed his licence test.  He also was one of the youngest drivers in NSW to carry 4 decks of sheep.

He started driving the company’s Volvo and then progressed into a Kenworth in 1981 when the first Kenworth was purchased by the company.  Wayne continued driving for his father in probably the best truck in the fleet, a 1985 SAR with a 350 Cat engine.  It was Wayne’s favourite truck and a photo of it still hangs proudly on his father’s wall. 

Neil Scott’s Transports was sold in 1989 and Wayne then went driving for Ian Hood, Deniliquin Freighters, Lumbars and finally driving a fuel tanker and school buses for Purtills until his untimely passing on the eleventh of March in/2010.

Wayne will always be remembered by his many friends in the industry for being a great mate, loyal to the people he worked for and a great role model for the newer members of the industry.  Many people say that Wayne was a great mentor and they thank him for the help and advice that they received.  A testament to this is that there were nearly 800 people at his funeral in Deniliquin.