Inducted into the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame at ReUnion 2014.
Reginald Raymond McAnalley was born in Ashfield, NSW in 1941. He always wanted to be a truck driver and begrudgingly finished his years at school and completed an apprenticeship as butcher. Even though he excelled at his chosen trade he still longed to drive; so much so that on weekends, at the age of 14 he would walk dto the Dairy Farmers depot where his father was manager and borrow one of the fleet of trucks to do a bit of valuable driver training. Luckily for Reg, his father never found out!
In 1957, as soon as he was able, Reg obtained his drivers licence at the Cronulla Police Station. Five years later in 1962 he passed the test for his heavy vehicle licence and immediately started as a casual driver for Dairy Farmers. The other drivers found Reg's natural ability and aptitude for driving trucks amazing. It is as if he had been driving for years. Little did they know!
From 1963 to 1965 Reginald worked as a local driver for Rapid Transport driving all make of trucks including KB7 Internationals, Diamond Reos and Seddens. In the years following he worked as a removalist for a firm in Cairns before returning to Sydney to work for Comet Transport of St Peters until 1973. While he was there he again drove all types of vehicles on the express runs. The most memorable part of those days for Reg was as one of the original drivers of the famous slim line Kenworth K125 rigids (known as the Grey Ghosts). His tiepin is on display in the driver's museum.
Reg went on to work for the Alltrans Bulk Transport at St Peters and from 1973 to 1988 he worked for the Caltex Oil Company at the Banksmeadow Terminal. He then operated his own concrete agitator with Boral Concrete until 1991 before changing direction and driving buses for Southtrans in the Sutherland Shire, and then coaches for the associated company of Clipper Tourers.
From 2001 to current Reginal McAnalley still works as a casual agitator driver for numerous LOD Operators on the South Coast of New South Wales. He has earned his place on the Wall of Fame.