Big bling for DGL's 150th Mack

Photography by: Jonathan Wood

DGL Logistics’ new Granite receives a customised paintjob befitting its status as the company’s 150th Mack

Big bling for DGL's 150th Mack
A gold bulldog adorns DGL Logistics' flashy new Mack Granite.


DGL Logistics took possession of the 150th Mack truck on June 30, a Granite equipped with an all-Mack driveline and sporting a custom paint job along with the gold bulldog on the bonnet.

"We thought we should do something a bit special for this truck," says DGL’s Managing Director John West.

"We’ve had just about every model Mack has made since the early 2000s, and this truck is certainly a milestone."

With a business that employs 520 people Australia-wide and in both islands of New Zealand, DGL has been delivering steel and roofing products to the construction industry for 15 years.

The latest Granite will be operating in Sydney hauling dangerous goods and with its unique paint job it’s bound to draw plenty of attention.

"I asked Mack about doing an individual paint job and putting some bling on this truck and they put me in touch with Wayne Dawson from Belair. Between us we came up with the design.

"I told him I wanted a big bulldog on it pulling the DGL logo and left it to him. I love what he came up with and I’m sure the driver will love it too."

West took the opportunity to reward one of his longest-serving drivers, Les Olley, by inviting him to attend the delivery of the truck.

"This driver has always looked after his trucks as if they were his own," West says, "so he’s flown up from Sydney to collect it and driving it back down."

Also present at the handover was Tanya Cole, Mack’s Fleet Sales Coordinator, who has delivered each of the 150 trucks to DGL.

"Tanya’s been absolutely brilliant from the start," West says. "She knows our spec and she makes sure every Mack we buy has the right fittings: radios, air conditioning, you name it, she makes sure it’s there.

"Every truck we get comes with the key in it ready to go to work, we don’t do a thing to them."

Of the 150 Macks DGL has bought over the years, close to 100 of them are still in service.

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