Dennis Jurss is closing the Hi-way 1 Truck Centre in Gympie after almost 20 years. The company once spanned Queensland.
Dennis Jurss is closing the Hi-way 1 Truck Centre in Gympie after almost 20 years. The company once spanned Queensland.

End of an era as iconic trucking company ends

LONGSTANDING truck business Hi-way 1 has hit the end of the road with owner Dennis Jurss saying a changing market is forcing their doors closed after two decades.

Mr Jurss started the business in April 2001 and over the next decade expanded stores up the Queensland coast.

But the business could not stay on the road in the modern climate as he said the demand for used trucks had "dramatically reduced". 

Mr Jurss said they moved shop last year to help reduce overhead costs but the downturn in the used truck market continued to keep things tight.

There is no official end date in sight, but Hi-way 1's parts and servicing would wind up at the end of the month.

He said the shutdown was "disappointing" as "we're probably letting some of the staff down".

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