PPG TRANSPORT IMAGING AWARDS
A love of trucks, a passion to show them off at their best….and a tribute to family members tragically lost on the highway are heartfelt factors in the presentation of Gisborne transport operator Tim Greaves’ trucks.
Greaves reckons he loves trucks and was only ever going to become a truckie…..just like his Dad Ali: He “grew up in the passenger seat,” he says, of his “old man’s Mitsis” – the stock trucks he owned from 1979-1991.
Through a few years as a driver and then, since 2005, as the owner of Greaves Bulk Haulage, Tim’s always wanted to have his trucks looking good: “Presentation is huge for me.”
And having them look something like his Dad’s trucks – with their blue, white and black colour scheme.
For a long time he nursed the idea of combining his love of trucks and trucking with one special truck – a Kenworth K104 cabover. Or, as he puts it, “THE best truck ever built.”
K104s are, he reckons, “probably the last of the good, honest, solid trucks, you know. They just don’t age. They’re built to last.”
In early 2018, in the wake of a terrible tragedy for his family and business, he decided that it was time to make his dream truck a reality….
As a tribute to his “best mate,” brother-in-law and longtime employee Aaron McDonald, and Aaron’s truck-mad son Cruz – both killed in a company truck in an unexplained late-night crash a year earlier...
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