Starting out as a truck detailer in 1982, Russell Behan worked his way into truck sales, and has now celebrated his 40th anniversary with Crokers Truck Centre in Mackay.
Inspired by a love of trucks, a young Behan first started with Crokers on February 24, 1982. From truck detailer, he quickly moved into the spare parts area.
“Soon after this, the team noticed that Russ was always the first to move and drive the trucks for the sales staff, so he was asked if he would be interested in becoming a salesman – which he jumped at,” said Crokers Truck Centre.
With his great memory, Russell was considered one of Crokers’ best ever parts staff – and though he’s been in truck sales for the past 28 years, he still remembers many of the parts today.
From 1994 to 2013, Russell sold Volvo, Mack and Isuzu trucks. Now, as the company’s dedicated Isuzu salesman, Crokers says Russell is very knowledgeable. “He knows everything about every Isuzu truck,” the company said.
“He has always been the Crokers “driving trainer” – anyone in the business who has needed or wanted a truck licence, Russ was the one who taught them.”
Crokers Truck Centre was started in 1977 and acquired by Western Truck Group (WTG) in mid 2021.
WTG joined the Crokers team in congratulating Russell on achieving his work milestone. “WTG would like to say a huge congratulations to our Mackay Isuzu salesman Russell Behan on his 40th work anniversary.”
Staff at the Mackay dealership celebrated Russell’s achievements with a special presentation and morning tea, where sales manager Steve Knight presented him with a certificate and some well-deserved gifts.
“The team at Crokers Truck Centre, and the wider Western Truck Group staff, wish to say thank you to Russ for his hard work, dedication and service,” the company said.