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Year: 2015

Robert (Bob) Dixon was born in December 1940 at Greensborough, Victoria and passed away in May 2006. He was married to Annette. Bob started in the road transport industry in 1960 carting cattle directly from farms around St Andrews and surrounding districts, using a borrowed eight ton Chevrolet truck from his mother.

Bob eventually purchased his own truck and began carting furniturefor Millar's removalist, relocating military personal to various base locations around Australia. It was at this time that Bob and Annette decided to run the truck together and share the driving duties.

In 1967 Bob purchased the first of three TK Bedford trucks and began carting house bricks for Calsil Bricks Ltd in Williamstown, making brick deliveries across Melbourne and regional Victoria. Bob's passion for the transport industry continued to grow and many trucks were brought and sold along the way.

Bob decided to move into the transport of frozen foods and purchased his first fridge van, a 1970 GMC conventional cab rigid. The purchase of his beloved Cabover Kenworth began many years of sub-contracting for KAR Transport and carting frozen food out of McCain foods in Ballarat, Victoria.

Bob's first son Robbie, (also deceased) continued in his father's footsteps purchasing his own prime mover and also hauling for KAR transport under the family transport banner of R&A Dixon transport. Eventually Bob contracted directly for McCain foods in Ballarat, running Ballarat to Melbourne and regional Victoria daily.

A stroke in 1994 ended Bob's driving days but he continued in the industry for serval more years allowing his son Robbie to run under the R&A Dixon business. Bob's second son Jeff also started his own transport company (JMD Transport). Bob remained an integral part of his sons transport interests till his passing.

Bob contributed more than 40 yearsof his life to the road transport industry, directly and indirectly in his later years. The transport industry and diesel fumes were in his blood; he was very proud of the industry and all that it had provided for his family.

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