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13 years 5 months ago #40394 by Chocs
Batmobiles..the overnighters..where did they go??
Wards, overnighters,maynes, security express and all that..who got who??
righto, who's got all the goss on them..
what buggies did they have and who drove em?
I can remember a few bits and pieces..
There will be a few of ya's out there surely?? ;)
Appreciate your input on this one.
regards
chocs 8-)

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13 years 5 months ago #40395 by Swishy

Chox
Gudday M8

Wot eye can remember n wot eye twaz told iz a bit different
coz me rememberer aint wot it use 2 B
LOL

I never ever had anything 2 do with m
Back in th@ era, big power only = 300-350 HP
the overnighters th@ competed with air transport
were runnin GM=V8-71 @ 318 HP huge HP for a 6x4 KW @ 75-85 mph
bout 1974 the engine makers were then producing HP in n above the 450 HP
with 450HP Semi, rigs were able to compete with the 6x4 overnighters with an 18 wheeler th@ could carry twice the weight of the 6x4 (ruffly)
n the price of fuel on the rise soon made the 6x4 overnighters slowly died off

ButEyeDoSt&2BCorrected!

(How'd eye go Greenie

close or not LOL )

Cya
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13 years 5 months ago #40396 by Assessor
This might show a few things thats happened mate!
;) ;) :o


History

IPEC began operations in Adelaide and Melbourne in early 1955 as Interstate Parcel Express Company. IPEC pioneered the road linehaul and overnight freight industry as we know it in Australia by sending a vehicle from each depot, meeting half way to swap freight and returning to their origins for the morning delivery runs.[1] After this route was successful, new routes were opened between major capital cities over the ensuing years, employing similar founding principles, expanding throughout the country.
IPEC was purchased from Mayne Nickless in 1998 by Toll Holdings and renamed Toll IPEC.


1955 First parcel delivered
1956 Express service expanded to include Sydney
1958 Express service expanded to include Brisbane (premises established at Moorooka)
1960 IPEC moved Sydney operations from Bankstown to Chullora
1961 Perth branch opened at Dianella
1962 National Telex link between depots introduced
1962 IPEC and Rex Overnight Parcel Express merged
1962 New yellow and black livery introduced
1962 Rex opened in Hobart
1963 Depot established at Launceston
1963 Inauguration of IPEC-AIR service between Melbourne and Tasmania
1964 Melbourne office moved to new premises at Hope Street, Brunswick
1964 IPEC moved into new Adelaide head office and depot at Frewville
1965 Canberra depot opened
1965 New service to Gold Coast introduced
1966 New IPEC depot opened at Launceston Airport
1966 Inauguration of IPEC Newell Express service
1966 Overnight road-air Bristol Freighter service (Melbourne-Brisbane via Cowra) launched
1967 New Brisbane depot opened at Salisbury
1967 IPEC purchased first MAN trucks
1968 IPEC Highway Patrol cars introduced
1968 IPEC expanded into the furniture removal business with the acquisition of W.H.A. Clues
1968 Second Sydney depot opened at Mandible Street, Alexandria
1968 Newcastle depot moved to new premises
1968 Hobart depot moved to new premises
1969 IPEC Removals took over Philliphoffs in WA and Broughton Cornish in Tasmania
1969 Removals depots opened in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra
1970 IPEC took over Jetaway
1971 IPEC took over Dart Express and Phoenix Transport
1972 Melbourne operations moved to new facilities on the Hume Highway at Campbellfield
1972 Rex Sydney depot moved from Alexandria to Parramatta Road, Flemington
1972 Computerisation of accounts
1972 Acquisition of Barlow Transport Company
1973 IPEC International started
1973 New Adelaide freight terminal established at Richmond
1973 New and larger premises opened at South Guildford, WA, and Newcastle, NSW
1974 Complement reached 800 employees, 400 vehicles
1974 NSW Agents appointed in Bathurst, Orange, Dubbo,Wagga, Griffith, Singleton, Tamworth
1974 Villawood depot opened in Sydney
1974 IPEC took over Tenex Transport in northern Queensland
1974 Removals division sold to Grace Bros.
1975 Tamworth depot opened
1975 IPEC-AIR goes national
1975 Gosford depot opened
1975 IPEC Fashion Express started
1975 Takeover of Trans-United Express. Name changed to Trans-United Freight
1975 Additional NSW country depots opened in Dubbo, Orange, Wagga, Griffith
1976 Jetaway Brisbane opened
1977 Victorian country area opened up with depots at Shepparton, Mildura, Ballarat, Bendigo, Morwell, Hamilton, Wangaratta, Bairnsdale and Mount Gambler in SA
1977 Takeover of All Points Express, Wollongong
1977 IPEC-AIR moved from Villawood to Mascot
1977 Campbelltown depot opened
1977 New IPEC depot opened at Newcastle
1978 Jetaway moved to new premises at Glenbarry Road, Melbourne
1978 IPEC-AIR commenced operating Argosy air freighters across Bass Strait
1978 Tenex Townsville moved to new and larger premises
1979 First VDUs installed in head office
1979 Porky's Pickups acquired and rebranded as IPEC Darwin
1979 Echuca depot moved to Moama
1979 Tiger truck designed by IPEC engineers introduced
1979 Coffs Harbour depot opened
1979 Gladstone depot opened
1979 IPEC Fashion Express introduced in New Zealand
1979 Midnight Flyer road-air service introduced
1979 Purchased European transport companies Gelders-Spetra International and Sdyer Transport
1980 Skypak takeover
1980 New depot, Jetaway Adelaide
1980 Darwin depot moved to new premises
1980 Jetaway opened Northern Territory service
1980 Lismore depot opened
1980 Alice Springs depot opened
1981 Oracle system installed in Sydney
1981 Ipec International commenced in Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand
1981 On-line computers, Sydney and Melbourne
1981 Canberra depot moved to new premises
1982 On-line computer network extended to Brisbane
1982 Singleton depot opened
1982 Agreement signed for purchase of DC-9 from Inex Adaria Airline
1982 First IPEC DC-9 arrived in Australia
1982 Barlow-Jetaway amalgamation
1982 Inaugural DC-9 flight to Hobart
1982 Argosy freighters switched to mainland routes
1982 First DC-9 freight flight to Launceston
1982 TAA agreement commenced
1982 Closure of Jetaway
1983 IPEC Fashion Express International closed
1983 Sale of Skypak to TNT
1983 IPEC Europe sold to TNT
1983 IPEC International Sold to Mayne Nickless
1983 Mayne Nickless acquired 50% of IPEC
1984 IPEC computer system installed at Overnighters
1984 VDU installed in Townsville
1985 IPEC computer system installed at Wards Express
1986 Work commenced on Sydney Service Centre
1986 Sydney Service Centre opened
1986 Launch of Logistics Consulting Service
1986 Launch of IPEC Hi-Tech Express
1986 VDU network extended to Canberra
1986 Fliway Computer Transport purchased
1987 New Albury premises established
1987 New Mount Gambier premises established
1988 New Rockhampton premises established
1988 IPEC Transport's largest profit reported to date
1988 New service centre opened at Kalgoorlie, WA
1988 New Perth premises established
1988 Head office and Adelaide Service Centre combined at new premises
1988 Mayne Nickless purchased remaining 50% of IPEC Transport
1989 Purchased J.S. Transport
1990 Computer Aided despatched introduced
1990 On-line proof of delivery introduced
1990 Began to use pagers to advise drivers of pickups
1990 IPEC welcomes its new DC-9 (VH-IPC)
1991 IPEC first B-Double runs from Adelaide to Perth
1991 IPEC took over the linehaul operations for The Overnighters
1993 Restructure - IPEC Road Distribution incorporating IPEC and The Overnighters, Specialised Services

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13 years 5 months ago #40397 by Chocs
ADAM
HAVE YOU GONE OFF THREAD ALREADY!
Ipec were the yellow ones...without bats
chocs 8-)
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13 years 5 months ago #40398 by Swishy

FWIW
Commonly known as the Grey ghosts these truck were owned by kwikasair part of the tnt group there colors changed to purple red and white TNT was started by Ken Thomas in the early 1940's



pic Looks like KW yard @ Bell st Preston Melbourne
Cya
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13 years 5 months ago #40399 by jimbo51
Get with the program fellas....

These are the jiggers we want to know more about.
(Photo credited to Bobcat Rodgers)

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13 years 5 months ago - 13 years 5 months ago #40400 by Chocs
And todays gold star goes to Jimbo51..
yes they are the ones!
com on fellas wheres the batmobiles..
of the overnighta kind, not batman and adam kind!
chocs 8-)

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13 years 5 months ago #40401 by Swishy

The dreem started here

read on


Above info courtesy of
-: KENWORTH-'S' Model Truck Appreciation Society :- (Information in Print) @
www.kws900.com
of course LOL
Cya
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13 years 5 months ago - 13 years 5 months ago #40403 by Scummy
G,day ,old 8 wheeler bat express ? Bat express had a half yellow moon on the door with a bat with its wings stretched out like it was runnin to take off .

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