Shell Australia and the National Road Transport Hall of Fame inducted more than 200 trucking industry legends into the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame in Alice Springs on August 28. Induction is a trucking industry highlight and recognises efforts and significant contributions made by industry stalwarts and pioneers who have worked tirelessly in transport.
Shell Rimula has been the sponsor of the event for the last 10 years. This year is the 15th anniversary of the National Road Transport Hall of Fame and it attracted a record number of nominations highlighting service to transport by operators, drivers and others involved in trucking.
Among those inducted were not only household names in trucking but many individuals who have quietly furthered services to the community with little or no fanfare or recognition for their roles. Many inductees were totally unaware they had been nominated, yet were on-hand to help celebrate the National Road Transport Hall of Fame birthday.
First to be inducted to the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame for 2010 was well-known transport operator Herb Adkins (pictured).
The week long celebrations included the Cameleers Curry Night, Toolbox Talk and Tukka, Freightliner Milemaker Lunch, Shell Card Transport Women Australia Breakfast, Cummins Cup, a gala inductee dinner and the Shell Rimula truck parade with hundreds of restored vehicles. A public open day in the museum attracted locals and visitors alike.
Each year transport people arrive from across Australia, bringing with them restored vehicles for display and participation in the parade held on the Sunday. This year more vehicles arrived at the National Road Transport Hall of Fame than could participate in the parade but were exhibited in the grounds.