The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) and wider industry are mourning the death of Ray Scott. | TRANSPORT NEWS

Ray Scott played a significant role in the trucking industry, from humble beginnings his father’s family business, through to becoming a major shareholder in Scott Group of Companies, including the K&S Corporation.

“Trucking was a major part of Ray’s life since he was a child when his father, trucking magnate Allan Scott AO established his transport empire in Mount Gambier in the 1950s,” ATA Chair David Smith said.

“Ray was admired for his professionalism, passion, and extensive knowledge of the transport industry sectors, from livestock to oil hauling,” he said.

In 2013, Mr Scott was inducted into the National Road Transport Hall of Fame, recognising his history in the road transport industry and long service on road train work into the Northern Territory.

Mr Smith said Mr Scott was a dedicated family man and will be dearly missed.

“On behalf of the ATA and the wider trucking industry, I extend my condolences and deepest sympathy to Ray’s wife Jill and their family,” he said.

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