Based in Colac, transport company Neals Haulage was established in 1976 by current owner Leigh Neal’s father. The company prides itself on both its family-oriented aspect and customer centric service, among other factors.
Early in his career, Leigh took an apprenticeship as a diesel mechanic and subsequently joined his parents in the family business as both a driver and mechanic. At the time Leigh joined, the company operated just three trucks. After Leigh and his wife Molly took over as the primary Directors several years ago, the company “quadrupled in size almost overnight,” and now boasts an impressive fleet of 19 trucks and about 50 ‘registered units’ (these being forklifts, trailers and other equipment). Furthermore, there are now 28 staff working for the business.