Here's a moving message

MOVING MESSAGE: Wodonga's Dawson's Haulage has recently spread the message of Dolly's Dream across its trailers.
MOVING MESSAGE: Wodonga's Dawson's Haulage has recently spread the message of Dolly's Dream across its trailers.

"It only takes one person to change the world, they say."

Or perhaps in this case, it's one truck.

Graeme Dawson, director at the Wodonga-based Dawson's Haulage company, said a plan for trailers supporting Dolly's Dream was hatched over a meal with Troy Kitchen, from MaxiTRANS, and Troy's wife Jodi.

"The trailer manufacturer spoke to the people at Dolly's Dream to make all this happen," Mr Dawson said.

Dolly’s Dream was set up in memory of Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett, 14, who took her own life after an extended period of bullying and cyberbullying. Their mission is to empower and educate the community to prevent bullying.

"The feedback has been unbelievable – the trailers are travelling all over and the comments from people are that they love it," Mr Dawson said.

"Some people are just giving the driver a thumb's up as they drive past or just tooting in appreciation. We also receive calls to the office congratulating us for doing this. 

"It is pleasing to see that we are helping to keep Dolly's Dream alive and getting the message out there.

"It only takes one person to change the world, they say."

Country Hope is another charity to receive Dawson's support on the side of a trailer.

Dawson's Haulage is owned and operated by Graeme and his wife Tracie, who take pride in a "hands on" approach to daily company operations.

The importance of giving back to the community was instilled in Mr Dawson from an early age, when he began working for AJ McLeish Transport at the age of 16. 

"Arch taught me the importance of giving back to community – we were always doing jobs for his beloved Rotary Club of Albury North, footy club and anyone else who was in need of a hand," Mr Dawson said.

Dawson's Haulage began in 1996, growing from Mr Dawson's purchase of one pink Mack to now having a fleet of 60 prime movers and more than 100 trailers.

Depots are at Toowoomba, Rockhampton, West Wyalong, while their head office in located in a purpose-built site in Baranduda.

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