Back in 2000, at just 21 years of age, Daiman Clarke took over the company his father founded, following his sudden passing – since then he’s built Fleetspec Hire up into a thriving truck and bus rental business.
Mac started Fleetspec around 30 years ago, hiring out buses for self-drive hire from a small workshop. When he passed away unexpectedly, his son Daiman took on the business on behalf of his mother Margaret – and he’s never looked back.
Daiman has grown the business exponentially over the last two decades. “Now we’ve got about 190 vehicles. Dad would be happy,” he said.
Fleetspec Hire specialises in both short and long-term hire of on-road and off-road trucks and buses, and while the business has often had to ride out the fluctuations of mining activity, it also offers a diverse enough range of vehicles to serve customers from a variety of other industries.
The fleet ranges from off-road mine spec trucks and busses to car licence van bodied trucks, mine service trucks, tilt trays and water carts.
Six new UD Croners, which have joined the company’s UD Quons, are among the most recent deliveries for Fleetspec.
Drivability and manoeuvrability have made the UD Croner a popular choice for Fleetspec. “What I like most about the Croner is the higher torque from the larger engine teamed with the Allison automatic,” Clarke said.
“Having the opportunity to be involved with the truck industry with my mechanical background, I love it. I really do love coming to work every day.”