Allan Watson has worked in the transport industry for over 40 years and is the owner of Mathoura Bulk Grain & Fertilizers, which also has depots in Deniliquin and Echuca.
Mr Watson has been involved in a variety of areas in the transport industry over the years, from carting stock to fertilizer, and is still actively involved in the everyday running of his business.
His driving career started when he was just 16 years old, in Digger’s Rest where he attained his tractor licence.
He took full advantage of this licence and hired himself and his tractor out across the Bulla Shire for 12 months.
Next came his truck licence and the purchase of a tip truck that was used for contract work for the construction of the Calder Raceway.
When he was 19 his family bought a farm south of Deniliquin.
A year later, Mr Watson purchased a property in Mathoura with his brother, Robert.
During his time at ‘Belmont Park’, Mr Watson had up to three tippers and four stock crates in operation.
He would cart grain to Melbourne and bring back bagged and bulk fertilizer.
In the late 1980s he started a grain storage and fertilizer depot in Mathoura, which he still runs today across three sites — with two truck and dogs, one semi and nine spreader trucks.