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Year: 2015

Kevin Stow's father Raymond Stow owned his own transport business, so it was only natural that Kevin would follow in his father's footsteps and venture into the family business. At a young age Kevin would help the drivers out around the yard in any way he could, washing trucks, loading and unloading with the forklift, tagging along in the trucks so he could learn the tricks of the trade. He became the proud owner of his first truck, a maroon Cabover Kenworth at the tender age of 19 years.

Kevin met his wife of 19 years whilst on a job transporting equipment to St. Lawrence, a tiny country town on the central Queensland coast, Sandee moved to Brisbane in 1995 to start her life as a truckies wife.

Operating under the name of Kevin Stow's Transport, Kevin worked at his own pace in his trusty yellow Kenworth WM working from Calamvale, always finding time to delve in his passion for basketball and Australian Rules football. Working transporting pre-cast concrete products for the likes of Quickcell, Dowstress, ConTec and Enco while Sandee drove the pilot vehicle.

Kevin moved to Boronia Heights in 1996 which saw him take a further step in his life with his marriage to Sandee and purchasing another truck, a blue Kenworth SAR. He was familiar with the model having driven it in his earlier days for Ronny Litherland running Darwin. This truck was later to become the logo of the new company, Stow's Transport Pty Ltd.

In 2005 Stowie was approached by the Historical Society and asked to take a triple roadtrain from Brisbane to Alice Springs for the reunion. Without hesitation he accepted and his father was also inducted in that year. With a permit in hand and with the help of a few well known people, three trailers were loaded with historical trucks. Hooking up to the trailers and dollies at Haulmark Trailers yard at Rocklea was an event within itself. Kevin pulled the triple roadtrain out of Rocklea under darkness and under escort with Sandee as pilot.

Needless to say the UHF radio was very busy with people disbelieving that a triple roadtrain was westbound out of Brisbane, reaching Gatton before we were pulled over from the local police asking for copies of the permit was something else.

Stow's Transport now have nine trucks and have transported many concrete bridge beams, piles and girder, operating mainly within Queensland, Stowie has achieved a lot since purchasing his first truck.

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