HODDER, Bob

Bob was born in 1949, at a very young age was introduced to trucking by his Dad,accompanying him often in the International truck around Sydney and south coast on his run.

At eighteen Bob got his C class licence and started work out Gillespie Flour Mill at Pyrmont, Sydney.

From there worked for Coats Plant Hire, going on to acquire his Semi trailers licence in 1968.

1969 saw Bob working for D.E. Camreron’s Then Express Freight on the Sydney to Adelaide run.

1977 saw Bob buy his first truck, an old 1966 Peterbult and tipper, carting a by product of fertiliser out of Pinkin Bar to Boral, Northgate. Due to the closure of this section of Boral, Bob sold his truck.

The mid eighties saw him driving road trains out of Sydney and Brisbane to Darwin.

The love of trucks in 1987 saw his second truck an old LNT Ford (an oldie but a goodie ) join the family business.

Over a period of years upgraded his trucks to a Trans Star then a new T600 Kenworth from Brown and Hurley, Coffs Harbour.

At this time he was sub contracting to Turner’s Transport, Yennora, Sydney.

Bob went on to work for Turner’s Transport for many years and claims they were the best company he ever worked for.

Trading the T600 for a T900 Kenworth, Bob then contracted to Boral Blaster Board, Brisbane. oing the return Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne run.

His wife Robbie was a big part of R & R Hodder Transport, running the fianancial side of the business.

Robbie’s son Darrell was also working for the family business, driving one of the trucks.

2017 still sees Bob doing a bit of casual driving for Persons Transport Grafton Depot

Bob believes he wouldn't change a thing, he loves the highway and the friends he makes along the way are priceless.