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Year: 2016

Geoff Davis was born Geelong in 1953 left school at 16, joining his father's transport company R.A.K. Davis & Sons operating loaders, loading trucks until he could get his license, working on projects for the local council, CRB and interstate.

In 1988 Geoff and his wife Carleen bought a school bus run in Mutchilba near Cairns. With two White Road Bosses and a CAT 922 loader they moved their young family north. Geoff began building his own transport company operating on some of the roughest roads and most remote areas in Far North Queensland, initially carting for the local council with a truck and pig trailer. He carted roadtrains of lime from Ootann to Red Dome gold mine pneumatic tankers for many years with the Road Bosses.

Geoff then introduced side tippers to the area and expanded purchasing a Mack CLR and a Western Star carting into even rougher and hotter areas of Cape York and the Gulf of Carpentaria, really testing the equipment. He also carted hay by roadtrain to remote stations in North Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Geoff has built his fleet to seven trucks (Freightliners, Kenworths and Western Stars), three loaders, 25 trailers and one original White Road Boss, all specialised heavy duty specification either modified or built to handle the rough conditions the Davis Transport operates in.

Davis Transport outgrew their Mutchilba deport so Geoff purchased a larger depot in Mareeba where they have workshops to carry out their own maintenance and repairs.

Davis Transport still works for the Mareeba, Cape York and Gulf of Carpentaria Councils along with Quarries and large Civil Construction Companies throughout the area.

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