Livestock transport identity Noel Hoare passes away

Noel Hoare was a key figure in several peak trucking industry bodies.

Livestock transport identity Noel Hoare passes away
Noel Hoare was a well-known and respected figure in the trucking industry.


Livestock transport industry stalwart Noel Hoare has passed away.

Hoare was a heavyweight in several Australian trucking industry peak bodies.

Amongst other positions he served as a director of the Road Transport Forum (now the Australian Trucking Association, ATA) for many years.

Hoare received the ATA’s Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Trucking Industry gong and was also instrumental in establishing both the Livestock and Bulk Carriers Association (LBCA) and the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA).

He served as the ALRTA national president between 1990 and 1992.

"Noel started out in the road transport industry in 1958 driving for his father who had a one-truck carrying business in conjunction with the family property at Yarrowitch, 50km east of Walcha, New South Wales," the LBCA in a tribute to him. 

"He married in 1965 and soon after started his own trucking business.

"In 1990, Noel entered a business partnership with Jim Savage, forming a new company that still operates today as Stockmaster (based in Tamworth).  

"Over the years Noel fought for and won many reforms with lasting benefits including the introduction of mandatory speed limiters and the move from 30x30 foot B-doubles to today’s common place 20x40 foot combination. 

"Noel has also been active in serving his local community on the ambulance service management committee and the volunteer fire brigade for some 25 years."

Hoare is survived by his wife, two children and three grandchildren.



Noel Hoare formed Stockmaster in partnership with Jim Savage and was instrumental in the establishment of the Livestock...

Posted by Owner Driver on Tuesday, 18 August 2015


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