The Gaylor family name has been synonymous with all facets of cartage contracting and waste removal throughout the western suburbs since 1946.
Jim Gaylor Senior started the business following his return from World War II and quickly established a niche for himself in both the wrecking and cartage contract game around Sunshine and Footscray. In these early days Jim and his team of workers would turn their hands towards anything and everything from unloading and loading coal at the Monsanto Chemical Co.in Brooklyn ,emptying the kilns at Draytons Potteries in Sunshine to wrecking the Sunshine branch of the Bank of NSW in 1960.
Through the years the Gaylor’s would be responsible for waste removal operations at some of the Western suburbs largest industrial complex’s and internationally recognized corporations – Rothmans, Steel Improvements (Fuchs), Wiltshire and Valvoline to name but a few.
As Jim Gaylor Senior passed the baton to Jim Junior in the late seventies the business began to move away from demolition and more towards specialized waste removal services. Other notable companies to come on board during this period would be RMD Press, Don Brake Linings, Allied Friction and the Franklin Printing Group who we continue to service today.
As the major waste removal companies began to gain a stranglehold on the waste removal market as the eighties rolled around utilising front lift compaction trucks primarily, Jim Gaylor Junior would begin to steer the company towards capitalizing on the growing area of recycling particularly specializing in paper and metal recycling. The growth of the Franklin Printing Group, by this time the third largest printer in Australia, ensured that Gaylor Trucking would need to grow in order to accommodate the growing demands of the Franklin Group as well as continue to provide service to the rest of its client base. Jim Gaylor Senior would pass away in September of 1999.
Due to Jim Junior’s advancing years and declining health Daniel Gaylor, Jim’s son, would take over operations in July of 2000 and continue to manage and grow the business until the present time.
In February of 2001 Jim Gaylor Junior, the backbone of Gaylor Trucking for half a century, passed away. His legacy was one of hard work and self sacrifice. The secret to his business remaining profitable to his death were his ideals of customer service, principals rather than profit and a job well finished.
Gaylor Trucking has continued to grow throughout the early 2000’s broadening its service base and investing in new technology and equipment upgrades.
Gaylor Trucking has continued to secure several major accounts and to this day continues to seek out waste and recycling opportunities in the Melbourne Metropolitan area.