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Year: 2007


Inducted into the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame at ReUnion 2007.

Lindsay King's career began as a motor mechanic in 1968, working mainly in the car industry. During this time he was introduced to his first truck while working for Greenway Transport. His love affair with road transport had begun.

In 1976, Lindsay began working for The Overnighters a division of Mayne Nickless. He was originally employed as a mechanic, later promoted to fleet manager. During this period, he brought about several changes to the Mayne Nickless fleet.

Lindsay spearheaded interest in fuel conservation through his use of nose-cones and belly-lockers. He took much pride in 'spec'ing his trucks, matching gearing and power for fuel efficiency. Lindsay employed several drivers who would run linehaul for The Overnighters. Many of these, Clarrie, Rover, Boots, were family to Lindsay, who fought for the recognition and personal elevation of each of his drivers. Lindsay's inclusive and open-door style of management ensures that his drivers feel a sense of belonging as parts of the whole.

In 1990, Lindsay moved from fleet management into managing the service division of SX Trailers. In 1995, Lindsay joined the Royan Group, who, together with Vawdrey, opened an agency in Sydney. He continues to sell Vawdrey trailers and the services of Royan working as a consultant. During this period, his innovations included the locker-liner; the building of load-through intergrated lockers into the chassis of a flat-deck, curtain-sided trailer and the Tightwinder which was an angle-drive bevelled geared reduction load-binder focussing on OH&S. Lindsay has also successfully developed a one-touch locking system for truck curtains.

Lindsay's philosophy is that there is no such thing as too difficult or too much. In fact, these words form the platform of every challenge that he has met and surpassed in with his unique style.

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