Heavy vehicle industry icon Neil Tieman OAM, the founder of Tieman Tankers has passed away at home aged 95.
Neil and his brothers started the business in 1953 from the family backyard in Preston, Victoria.
This year is the 80th annivesary of Neil completing his sheet metal apprenticeship.
Neil manufactured the first Tieman road tanker in 1955 – a 1,000 Gallon tanker that delivered milk from Drouin to Melbourne.
From these humble beginnings, the Tieman familiy run busines has gone on to manufacture over 5,000 tankers from aluminium fuel tanker road trains to state-of-the-art stainless steel milk transporters.
Neil was honoured with the Order of Australia Medal in 2011 for his contribution to the Australian Transport Industry.
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