Indigenous art adorns Toll quad fuel tankers

Toll has unveiled indigenous artwork on two new quad fuel tankers used in operations in Port Hedland, Western Australia.

Local Indigenous artist Bobbi Lockyer was commissioned to design the artwork for the tankers. 

“My painting titled ‘Journey’ depicts travel stories over our great country and throughout Western Australia,” Lockyer said.

“The dark blue is used to represent integrity and teamwork, whilst the red ochre tones represent the red dirt of the Pilbara and Kimberley, and the light blue represents our thriving river systems often seen on long journeys on the road.

“The yellow lines portray a journey from different locations, the people met and the stories heard along the way,” she said.

(l-r): Peter Tetley (GM Fuels & Gases), Niel Erasmus (HSE advisor); Mark Doig (GM business development); Trish Johnson (branch manager Karratha); Richard Bosely (GM finance); Ryan Farley (ops analyst); Drew Davies (branch manager Port Hedland); Chris Carbone (EGM resources and industrials) and Clinton Davey (regional manger west).

Toll general manager fuels and gases, Peter Tetley, said the company was proud to be working closely with the Indigenous community. “We are very proud of the stunning artwork gracing our tankers. It acknowledges the fact that our work involves traversing first nations lands and pays our respects to the traditional custodians.”

The artwork was revealed at a community celebration at Port Hedland in early November, which was attended by the artist, local community groups and company representatives. 

Toll has been transporting fuel in Western Australia’s Pilbara region since 2013. Each year we deliver around 1.8 billion litres of diesel to the various mines and sites around the remote mining region, some 1600 kilometres north of Perth. 

The new quads represent an investment of $3 million to Toll’s existing multimillion-dollar fleet in the Pilbara region. 

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