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Good Times and Great Memories – Alan Lever

Alan Lever remembers one million miles and some interesting stories along the way

Talk to any of the older and wiser gentlemen of the trucking industry, and at some stage you’ll hear a reference to the “good old days”. It’s not until you dig a little deeper that you find the days referred to, while highly memorable, were full of hard work, long hours and a considerable amount of financial and physical discomfort.
These days we take reliability as pretty much guaranteed. And for anyone living in the city there’s always the telephone to call for help or to find out how to fix a problem. But just 50 years ago, life on the highway was fraught with all sorts of problems for anyone trying to get their load from the east to the west coast.
It’s been my privilege to know Alan Lever of the Wollongong area for at least some of the more recent years, during which he piloted his Peterbilt 379 as an [...]

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Making the right impression means coordinating every aspect of the business for Select Quarry Materials
It’s been two years since the merger of Central Quarry Materials and The Good Soil created the new business entity of Select Quarry Materials. But for joint managing directors Mark Allen and Michael Sultana, it’s been an exciting journey as they establish the brand on the basis of customer service excellence.
“Michael and I have known each other through working together in the earthmoving and quarry products business for around eight years. We realised that in order to take the next step in growing our individual businesses our best option would be to pool our resources and invest together in the future growth. That’s basically how Select Quarry Materials came into being. We could both see the synergies of working together.
“Together we have been able to invest in substantial growth that has seen us increase our fleet to 35 vehicles. We are [...]
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