Inducted into the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame at ReUnion 2000.
Mervyn Brunt, from the small Victorian town of Colac, has made a contribution to road transport that has reverberated through the nation. On an industry level, he and his wife Faye (now deceased) developed one truck delivering local freight into a fleet of trucks servicing the freight needs of Victoria.
A loyal member of the VRTA (Victorian Road Transport Association) for over fifty years, Merv has worked tirelessly in various ways promoting the significance of the road transport industry throughout events, schools and the wider community.
Merv's dedication to the industry has seen him become the recipient of a number of awards over the years including National Country Operator of the Year in 1995 and the Australian Freight Industry Special Recognition Award in 1997. Since his retirement Merv has faithfully restored many old trucks and his magnificent collection is used regularly to promote the significance of road transport at trucking events around the country. These are now proudly displayed in his own museum in Colac.
Merv has worked hard promoting the value of preserving our road transport long before it became fashionable to do so. He has placed three of his prized old trucks, an Albion, a Chevrolet and a KB7, in the National Road Transport Hall of Fame for display where they are instantly recognised by the many Victorians who visit.
Merv has not only contributed to the transport industry, but he has worked very hard for the people of the Colac community including forty years of dedicated involvement with the local Rotary Club which recently honoured him with the prestigious Sapphire Pin and Paul Harris Fellow Awards.