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200th Kenworth Celebrates Martin’s Milestone

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

IN 2008 Hunter Valley road transport legend Gordon Martin celebrated both his 70th birthday and his company’s 50 years in road transport.

Gordon Martin accepted the keys to his 200th Kenworth.

Gordon Martin accepted the keys to his 200th Kenworth.

That was no mean feat, but this year his Scone NSW-based livestock and bulk haulage company, the Martin Group, celebrated another major milestone when Gordon Martin accepted the keys to his 200th Kenworth.
The Martin Group operates two main divisions; Gordon Martin Bulk Transport with 26 trucks in single tipper, B double and quad dog configurations and Martins Stock Haulage with 44 livestock trucks including two-deck, four-deck B doubles and road trains.

The group’s trucks operate throughout eastern Australia from Melbourne to central Queensland with several depots in NSW and Queensland.
Gordon Martin puts the growth and longevity of the Martin Group down to the company’s focus on meeting customer needs, its commitment to safe and efficient transport and Kenworth trucks.
“The difference between that AA182 Inter I started out with and this T908 is dramatic,” Gordon Martin said at the handover of the company’s 200th Kenworth.

PACCAR Australia managing director Joe Rizzo congratulated Gordon at the hand-over ceremony, held recently at Kenworth’s Bayswater plant.
“Gordon’s leadership within the trucking industry has helped improve working conditions, operating safety and introduce productivity benefits for road transport,” Mr. Rizzo said.
“In particular, Gordon worked hard to gain a wider acceptance for B Double and road train trailer combinations in NSW.”

Combining Kenworth’s Australian engineering and rugged reliability with the T908’s high horsepower capability and improved cooling capacity, makes Martins’ 200th Kenworth a perfect fit for Gordon’s hard working operation.
“We’re around 98 per cent Kenworth and on either livestock or bulk haulage, Kenworth trucks are well suited for our work,” Gordon Martin said.