Inducted into the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame at ReUnion 2014.
It was inevitable that David Scott Lockhart (Scottie) would end up in the road transport industry given his historic links to moving livestock and hauling loads. Scott's grandfather Charlie was a well known teamster who hauled a record loads of pine out of the mountains and into Casino by bullock team. Before WWII Scott's father, Jack, was the drover for Mummulgum and Mallanganee saleyards who regularly walked cattle to the local meatworks.
By the time Scott was 10 years-old he knew he wanted to drive trucks. As a teenager he spent his spare time at Gill's Livestock Transport and on the road with truck drivers like Gary Armstrong of Gill's Transport and owner-driver Warren Perkins, learning the trade of the highways. When he was 18 Scott was driving his brother's ACCO body truck carting bucking bulls to rodeos all throughout western New South Wales.
In his 20s Scott was diagnosed with a rare life-threatening blood disease called 'Good Pasture Syndrome' which attacks the lungs and kidneys. He spent several months in Brisbane hospital. While he was there Neville Gill promised to buy Scott his own truck and have him do local work after he recovered. It was the first time Scott had a smile on his face for months.
Since then the trucks have remained an integral part of Scott's life. Over the years the rigs have become bigger and the miles further. Scott is in his element on the highways of Australia. He ran the Pacific Highway for quite a few years when the old Bulahdelah and Burringbar Ranges were still being used. By 1998 he had married Leanne and they had bought a home in Warwick, Queensland. Scott started line haul work for ID Transport but after a couple of years decided that livestock was the only way to haul.
In the past 32 years Scott has moved a lot of cattle down many highways and he is still out there chasing the white lines to any saleyard, feedlot or abattoir on the east coast. At present he is operating B-triples and B-doubles for Gilberts Livestock.