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Year: 2006







Arthur GillottPassionate about road transport.

Inducted into the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame at ReUnion 2006.


Arthur was born in 1931.  He worked as an apprentice motor mechanic from 1947 to 1951 and started full-time with the family company in January 1952.  Prior to that, on weekends and after school, he helped service and grease the trucks and buses at every chance available.

Prior to getting his licence he was driving the Maple Leaf trucks and the local police would wave as they passed by.  He then obtained his bus licence in 1952 and still has coverage for buses, trucks and semi-trailers in 2006.

In 1990 bus operators in NSW had to obtain a university certificate to be allowed to run a bus service and the drivers had to pass a health and character fitness test to be allowed to drive.  Arthur still has his Driver's Authority for buses as well as the university certificate.  Arthur is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and has worked tirelessly for the industry through his membership of many high profile transport and engineering associations including the Institute of Road Transport Engineers and the Society of Operational Engineers.

He always helped at community level by supporting local causes.  These were the Kuringgai Police Community Safety Committee, the Kuringgai Council Access Committee and the St Ives Progress Association.  He has also been a Justice of the Peace since 1952. 

Arthur's passion is road transport and given his family's rich heritage in that industry, it is not surprising that he has an interest in restoring this country's workhorses of yesterday.  His immaculately restored Foden has been a feature at many truck shows including several reunions at the Hall of Fame.  Before retiring and selling the family business in 1998, Arthur was a member of the Bus and Coach Association on NSW and was the chairman of the North Metropolitan Branch.

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