2007 International a special Eagle

By: David McKenzie, Video by: David McKenzie


An International Eagle 9900i, specially prepared for the Brisbane Truck Show back in 2007, is the shining light in the small Shaw’s Transport fleet

 

Steve Shaw runs a small livestock hauling fleet, operating as Shaw’s Transport and based in Mansfield, Victoria.

Steve’s son James is the designated driver for the Shaw’s International Eagle 9900i, a special edition model which Iveco presented at the Brisbane Truck Show back in 2007.

James has been with the business for a couple of years now, firstly obtaining a medium rigid licence at age 19, and then his heavy rigid 10 months later. His semi licence came soon after.

Steve has been in business for the past 48 years. His father Les was an owner-driver from the Victorian town of Yea, starting out in 1946 with a Chevrolet Maple Leaf. He carted general freight around Alexandra and Euroa, but would also occasionally take the local footy team to their games. According to Steve, his father would offer the odd intoxicated individual a lift home as well.

Over the years Steve’s small fleet has fluctuated between two and three trucks. His most recent addition is the International Eagle, bought specifically for James to drive. It has a Cummins 600 Signature, which Larsen’s Truck Sales rebuilt for the Shaws, and an 18-speed Roadranger "truckie box", replacing the previous three-pedal auto.

Steve believes James is the future of Shaw’s Transport for the next 40 years. At any rate, thoughts of moving out of the business have entered his mind in recent times.

"I’m 59 and I’d like to spend some time on my farm."

Read more on Shaw’s Transport and the International Eagle 9900i in Owner//Driver’s March 2019 edition.

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