BOYCE, Malcolm

Inducted into the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame at ReUnion 2015

Malcolm Boyce started his working life before leaving school at his local Raymond Terrace High School, employed by his uncle and the local milkman. When he left school he worked for a local undertaker digging graves. Malcolm then applied for the position as a junior at the Oak Milk Factory at Hexham in their famous milk bar. He was accepted

Never refusing any overtime shifts, Malcolm started washing trucks which then progressed to becoming a fully licensed driver collecting and delivering Oak products in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.

Malcolm acquired a truck spending time in Queensland working on the roads. After time there he ceased being an owner/operator and returned home. He began employment with some of the Hunter Valley.

Malcolm acquired a truck spending time in Queensland working on the roads. After time there he ceased being an owner/operator and returned home. He began employment with some of the Hunter Valley transport operators such as Raymond Terrace Roadways and Warren Brown transport. He spent 12 years with the latter.

Mal secured a contract to supply sand and gravel to Monier Paving & Roof Tile factory at Sandgate. This commenced a partnership that lasted for many years enabling him to buy a new truck, an S Line International which was a gem.

Mal had many a cat and mouse game with the RTA (Road Transport Authority) inspectors. Eventually this contract was undermined so Mal commenced sub-contracting for Mountain Industries where he worked for 13 years, buying a new Western Star truck. After change of management and loss of contracts at Mountain Industries, Mal left. Some of his fellow truckies had moved to work with Wants Transport in Lismore, so Mal joined them. He now drives a Kenworth Aerodyne with a tipper body and four axle dog trailer carting mainly grain, fertiliser, firewood and metal products.

Mal would like to retire but hasn’t yet convinced himself that he would enjoy caravanning around our great country. After 39 years in the industry that he loves, he now believes there are far too many restraints, rules and regulations and is contemplating a different direction in life.