KNOWN as Pattelpop in the road transport industry, Shane Pattel and his wife of 30 years Glenda, started their successful business SW & GM Pattel in 1993.
Their latest pride and joy of their Townsville based business is a new Freightliner Coronado, purchased in April this year.
"Our first truck was a second hand Scania doing overwork to Mount Isa. We now have a fleet of five primemovers. We have a Volvo and Western Stars," Glenda said.
Included in their business are their children Kenneth and Larissa.
"Kenneth is a permanent staff member who contributes with overnight, cattle and B-double work, short and long haul," Glenda said.