Dodge deemed best rigid
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