Leader trucks have a unique place in Australia's transport history; they were the only trucks produced in significant numbers by a wholly Australian company. Cyril Anderson, the man who created such national icons as Western Transport and Mack Trucks Australia, believed that Australians could build a truck that was as good as anything else in the world. The many Leaders still operating today show how right he was.
Leader Trucks: The Australian Challenger traces the history of these vehicles back to the beginning, when a champion motorcycle racer began a one-man carrying service in 1934. Out of this grew a vast organization that included Leader Trucks Australia, the firm that produced the wide range of vehicles that feature in the hundreds of colour and black-and-white illustrations in this book.