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Year: 2017

Peter Raymond Bloxsome (Skinny) was born in 1954 at Bridgetown Western Australia

Peter came from a farming background. His parents owned land in Yornup with a Small Timber Mill on the property. After leaving school his first job was at the Tin Mine in Greenbushes, where he stayed in the single mens quarters as he didn't have a drivers licence. He then went bulldozer driving for a local contractor Phil Brown, from where he developed a passion for heavy machinery and engines.

Peter then worked at Eneabba as a farmhand renovating paddocks and cropping which then led to buying a tractor and farm implements to go out subcontracting to farmers in the South West. He then purchased his first truck a Dodge D5N Petrol V8 to make it easier and quicker to move the equipment around. Skinny had a grain bin made for the truck when he started supplying some dairies with grain from the share cropping he was doing. This led to naming the business Milross Grains in June 1988. As the business grew more trucks and trailers were purchased and more drivers employed to drive up to 23 trucks.

With the business expanding Peter stopped driving and worked in the office rostering the trucks. The workshop also expanded from a dug out pit in the yard to do servicing to a shed large enough to park two Long Vehicles and a service pit, employing 2 mechanics and 2 office staff.

In 2006 Peter and Brian Sutherland formed a partnership company Cropline Haulage, carting grain for CBH & Fertiliser for CSBP plus servicing each others own clientele.

In 2016 Cropline branched into Iron Ore cartage in Port Hedland called Bulkline Haulage where the Mega quad is working today.

Peter is very much still involved in all companies as a director.

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