SMITH, Ross

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

Ross Smith was born and bred in Dirranbandi and was destined to be a truckie after he got his first truck driving job with Stewarts Transport in 1980.

After realizing at a young age that this was the life for him, he and his wife Tina purchased their very own truck, a C-Line International, in 1985.  After many years of carting livestock, wheat, wool, cotton and anything else he could get his hands on, Rocket (his preferred nickname) traded in his first big rig for a newer model, a Blue Flintstone which he had for many years.  After that there was a string of trucks including R-models and Superliners, before his current truck, a Western Star Constellation.

Ross still continues to cart from near and far, often crossing many borders to get to the next job to keep his owner-operator business going and growing after 30 years of being in the transport industry.

The respect and admiration Ross has from his clients, friends and family is for his hard work and dedication to this sometimes gruelling lifestyle.

Not only has this industry put food on the table for family of 5, this job has provided a lifetime of happy memories accompanied by lifelong friendships.  Ross Smith is the best truck driver and bloke we know and deserves the fulfillment of his dreams of being inducted into the Truckies Hall of Fame alongside many of his old mates.