92 episodes

Copy Southbound is a Podcast that immortalises the real life stories from some of the great Pioneers of the Australian Trucking Industry. It brings to life what they have experienced and been able to achieve in such a demanding but rewarding industry and enables their stories to live on forever and be accessed by our future generations.

Copy Southbound Podcast Bruce Gunter & Brendon Ryan

    • Leisure
    • 4.9 • 235 Ratings

Copy Southbound is a Podcast that immortalises the real life stories from some of the great Pioneers of the Australian Trucking Industry. It brings to life what they have experienced and been able to achieve in such a demanding but rewarding industry and enables their stories to live on forever and be accessed by our future generations.

    Brett Harder - Harder Transport

    Brett Harder - Harder Transport

    Every now and then we are contacted by someone with a story that is so moving that we act on it as soon as we can. This was one of those phone calls. Brett Harder owns a neat transport fleet on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia and called Bruce to share his story. A passionate truck enthusiast which is obvious by the quality and presentation of his fleet yet this is about his early signs and sudden diagnosis of a terminal illness. We always say that life is short but it’s easy to get complacent, so Brett’s willingness to share his current situation was embraced to remind us how lucky we are. Please note that there are some sound issues again as Brett was a bit quiet at times but this doesn’t overshadow this remarkable man. Thankyou Brett, it was an absolute pleasure.
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    • 2 hrs 21 min
    Graeme Doyle - Doyley

    Graeme Doyle - Doyley

    Doyley is a man known by many following well over 50 years behind the wheel. We got out to Trangie to finally interview Doyley and hear of his love of trucks, the industry and what it is that keeps him going as a driver in his mid-80’s. He was part of the legendary Grey Ghost crew and a good mate of Gary Darlington who recently passed away. We’d like to thank Graham for his hospitality, honesty and relentless sense of humour.

    • 3 hrs
    Danny Borg – Fred's of Shepparton

    Danny Borg – Fred's of Shepparton

    Any truck enthusiast will be familiar with the legendary Freds of Shepparton fleet that grace our highways. With some customised and very individual designs, I think that most people would be proud to steer one. But with our recent catch up with Danny Borg, son of founder Fred Borg, we learnt about the non-traditional start to the company and a foundation that has ensured that Freds will be here to stay for a long time yet.
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    • 3 hrs 13 min
    Geoff and Brian Taylor – Taylor Brothers

    Geoff and Brian Taylor – Taylor Brothers

    Bruce has known Brian Taylor through historic truck runs for many years and finally got to Yerong Creek in the NSW Riverina District to record the family history. Brian was joined by his father Geoff as the two of them recalled the early days of Taylor Brothers Transport and the trials that are faced by operators on a daily basis. Brian is still peddling up and down the highway and when he’s not reliving the early days in his original, unrestored, one family owned Cummins powered International and McGrath trailer. 

    • 3 hrs 10 min
    Jack & Steve Patten - Patten's, Leeton

    Jack & Steve Patten - Patten's, Leeton

    Pattens Transport had humble beginnings in 1938 as the family moved into trucking following a career in farming. The company steadily grew thanks to the local cannery along with a contract with Ricegrowers which lasted for almost 50 years. This resulted in the end of the transport business but in their wake the Patten family left a legacy in the Leeton district that will remain for many years to come. Bruce caught up with Jack and his son Steve in Leeton to record the history of this well-known transport company.

    • 2 hrs 23 min
    #86 NHVR – Belinda Hughes and Emma Watson

    #86 NHVR – Belinda Hughes and Emma Watson

    With many changes in transport we figured it was time to approach the NHVR for another interview and they happily obliged. Bruce and I see a lot of things happen in the industry and get asked many questions. The ramping up of things such as Enforceable Undertakings, Supervisory Intervention Orders and Prosecutions had us wanting to clear up a few stigmas surrounding them all. We were joined by outgoing Director of Prosecutions Belinda Hughes along with recently appointed Director of Investigations Emma Watson to discuss various ways in which companies could prepare themselves in the event of an incident.

    • 2 hrs 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
235 Ratings

235 Ratings

Gc1089 ,

Love the pod.

I started with the Bob Thompson one, as I have known home all my life. Buy it got me hooked on the show. The story’s and humour is awesome. The passion is next level. I love trucks, always have, but have never got into the industry, but this podcast does make me think I should of or even should chase it.
Keep up the good work Bruce and Brenno.

BB Oakleigh ,

Paul Cox

Great interview and a very polished interviewee

Cranky Mouse ,

Great Podcast

Keep up the good work Brendon and Bruce

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