Some people join the transport industry because they see it simply as a way of earning a set wage, while others bring with them a passion about trucks that drives them to achieve business growth.
Eddie Galea certainly fits into the latter category. Having started with a secondhand UD carting recycled paper, he expanded, buying a new Hino FG in 2006.
“I was working really long hours with the recycled paper business and every day I was passed by immaculate Kenworths. I reached the point where I had to decide how to have my own Kenworth, while at the time being able to cut back on the hours a bit to spend more time with my wife and two boys. Otherwise I wasn’t going to see them grow up,” said Eddie.
By 2011 Eddie had set his sights on joining the tipper business. An opportunity to join the Benedict’s fleet arose and he jumped at the chance. He sold his Hino and bought his first Kenworth, a K104 model bodied as a rigid tipper and operated with a dog trailer, with both bodied by Borcat.