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Deals on Wheels - - Truck Shows -

The Do­rias op­er­ate five trucks full time and have a cou­ple of spares. They had four trucks at the show, the new­est be­ing a T404 body truck and the old­est a 34 Dodge.

“We mainly cart fruit and veg­gies out of the mar­kets, and then we do some stor­age and dis­tri­bu­tion dur­ing the day. We start at mid­night and, af­ter they fin­ish the mar­ket work, we dis­trib­ute to farms,” they ex­plain.

The T404 was built in the Ken­worth fac­tory as a 14-pal­leter and it has a Cum­mins ISX 475hp en­gine.

“It has a bit of char­ac­ter to it. It was ac­tu­ally built for a sub­bie that ran for Toll do­ing their late freight, run­ning up and down to Syd­ney. From there, it went to Queens­land and then to WA be­fore we bought it.

“It’s a great truck – be­ing so long gives it an un­be­liev­able ride. It’s an amaz­ing truck to drive and is com­fort­able. Our colours have al­ways been red but it is in too good a con­di­tion to paint.”

Left: John, Marco, John, Frank and Gio­vanni Do­ria

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