The whole concept of TravelTrucks was dreamt up by our creator - Col Gilliland, who had a passion for travel and adventure that he wanted to share with like-minded people.
From the beginnings of Col’s career, he has always had an interest in overland travel. Col started his career as an apprentice auto electrician in Brisbane. During his time as an apprentice, he gainedinvaluable experience in many different areas of the auto trade.
During his career, Col managed many businesses and in 1997 he finally started his own business AKT Electrics, providing auto electric products for both the general public and specialist earthmoving companies.
Col has also had experience in the mining sector - when the mining industry boomed, he quickly became the foremost expert in the Sandvik rotary blast hole drill. Companies hired Col to provide services such as electrical upgrades and rebuilds, as well as setting the drills up for new mining projects.
Col took all of his experience from the fiercely competitive mining industry, which collapsed due to theglobal financial crisis in 2008 and applied it to what would become TravelTrucks in 2012.
All of our product linesare designed & tested by us in-house, to ensure that their performance meets the high standards our customers have come to expect. By engaging with the Overlanding Community and listening to their feedback, we can use our knowledge and experience to continually improve our product ranges. Once a new product has been designed, we source local companies to manufacture it.
Along with the challenges of building and running a small business, Col is a family man, his loving wife works full time as a midwife. Together, they are raising four remarkable children who are turning into strong individuals.
Together they built a home and supported their family in anything they showed interest in. They believe that you are only limited by your imagination, once you have a direction - keep going and don’t stop.
The TravelTrucks Creators
The team at TravelTrucks are all dedicated to building the best quality products. They are all there to support each other to realise this vision. This support can be a simple piece of advice or double-checkinganother team member's work.
We all need a little help sometimes…
The whole team is involved in all design decisions and workplace procedures. There are structured “toolbox meetings” to make sure that the whole team is working in the same direction. Vision and communication is the key to a great team.
The TravelTrucksteam is made up of auto electrical wizards, motorhome architectural geniuses and accessory installation craftsmen.
Our team will take your concept and make your dream a REALITY…!
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TravelTrucks are one of the industry leaders when it comes to the IVECO Daily 4X4– we LIVE AND BREATH IT. From sales to service to a good old chat – The TravelTrucks team are here to support you.
Take the first step on your next “Expedition Anywhere”, contact us for a quote today!