Border Express founder receives prestigious award

Max Luff, the founder of Border Express, was inducted into the Hall Of Fame of the Combined Albury-Wodonga Chambers of Commerce.

Now 81, Max is originally from Bega on the New South Wales South Coast and was a high school teacher before joining the transport industry.

He moved to Albury in 1957 and established Albury Border Transport in 1959. That operation was eventually sold to Ansett Freight Express in 1974 and Max was retained as manager until TNT purchased Ansett. He then served as Chairman and Director of Finnemore's Transport before that company was acquired by Toll.

Max commenced Border Express in 1981 and the company is now run by his four sons and has around 1,000 employees.

Max and his wife Lynn – she was the reason he originally moved to Albury – are well respected and held in much affection by their local business community and Max is only the second person to be inducted into the Chambers’ Hall of Fame.

The award follows Max receiving the 2011 Australian Freight and Logistics Personality of the Year which was awarded by the Victorian Transport Association.

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