Earl as we call him, was born in Melbourne, His parents were not in Transport, his dad owned a shoe shop in St Albans, so his trucking life was a bit of a shock to them, he started out in the early 80's working for himself with a small truck carting cooking oil, to the local fish and chip shops, He decided to upsize into Semi trailers, He put both his trucks into Lubeg Tpt at Laverton, the International and his Atkinson. This is where I fell head over Heels with this spirited, sexy young man named Earl. In 1988, He blocked the Hume Hwy Melbourne bound with Tony Woods, and Allan Jones, trying to fight for better conditions with the Government.
After running Lubeg's Sydney yard for a couple of years, he was then on his own when they closed. We started in a yard in Minto, had some awesome contracts like willow Valley cereal and So Natural Foods, back then this was a major achievement to have such contracts. We were running a couple of Mack Value liners and a couple of subbies, the business expanded, we moved into a huge yard at Kingsgrove, with storage and around 20 employees, then lost everything in 2003. 2004 after some sole searching, saw the start of everything again we also moved back to Victoria to be with family.
Earl now has his own family business, with the whole family working, Earl driving interstate non-stop at 58, Earl junior (Jake) now running the phones and main day to day running's of the business, our eldest daughter (Jaime) in the office, our youngest daughter (Jessi) driving the highways also, and me (Kym), bringing in the bucks. We have our own customers sending goods anywhere from Melbourne to Perth and right up to north Queensland. Steve is very proud of his achievements in transport, although his greatest achievement is being a Dad!
He is now in the comfort of a 2017 Scania and just loves it. Loves the ride on the old bones! Now that he's a Grandpa, life is the best, getting home from a trip, Chasing the Grandkids, having a BBQ, being on the farm, hopefully one day soon Retiring, that will be the day.