Lindsay Fox

(Lindsay Edward Fox)

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  • Born: April 19, 1937
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Profession: Founder Chairman

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Lindsay Edward Fox AC is an Australian businessman. He founded the Australian logistics company Linfox in 1956, and is now non-executive chairman. Linfox is Australia's largest privately held logistics company, with more than 5,000 trucks across ten countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

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Anybody I grew up with in this area - they're still a mate. Lots of people in the Prahran area gave me my first go. Sold me my trucks on... I don't know, 100 deposit and 100 a month. Without the support of those guys, you'd still sort of be driving a truck.
At Linfox we have zero tolerance. If any alcohol or drugs are found in any drivers' blood, they are instantly dismissed.
Basically as a working class boy I understand when there's not enough money to put food on the table and not knowing where the next dollar comes in from. When you've been in that environment as a child, you never lose it. Money, Coins & Minting ;Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
Gaining my education from practical experience certainly benefited me. If I had gone on to be a lawyer, my life wouldn't have been anywhere near as interesting. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Life
I don't think there's any real motivation for somebody to be a truck driver. Mine was simple; dad was a truck driver, I wanted to own one. Families, Children & Parenting
I started ice-skating when I was about 12 or 13 and I was selected in the Australian team for ice hockey. I met my wife at St Moritz Ice Skating about 1955.
I was a careless Protestant, my wife was a good Catholic, and we had six kids in seven years and I'd endorse that to everyone.
I'd rather have a pencil and paper and do all my own calculations rather than rely on a machine. And I'll do most calculations in double digit multiples as quick as the machine.
If you believe you can make a difference, then you will make a difference. Believe in yourself, your family and your community and you will win. Families, Children & Parenting
If you give people peanuts, you get monkeys. So if you want good people that are highly qualified, make the amount of money available for them to go out and do the job. Money, Coins & Minting
Initially, I used to cart coke from the West Melbourne Gasworks -12 tonne a day, 150-pound sacks. I'd come home looking like Al Jolson at the end of the day - white teeth, black face... A good hard day's work. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Life isn't about algebra and geometry. Learning by making mistakes and not duplicating them is what life is about. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Life
My father was a truck driver. That's where it all started, and academically I was a disaster at school. My cousin got his name on the honour board; I, at Melbourne High School, I carved mine on the desk.
One of the nicest things about receiving the accolade of Australia is that, previously, the knighthood was historically for what was termed 'the establishment.' Now, this is an accolade for somebody who comes from a working-class background. Someone whose father was a truck driver and decided to buy a truck.
People in business generally have a responsibility to the community. They have to put back into the community from which they take. I think I've adopted that all through my life. Caring and sharing are two major fundamentals of life. Life ;Business, Commerce & Finance
Personal relationships are always the key to good business. You can buy networking; you can't buy friendships. Business, Commerce & Finance
The old man sold beer after hours on weekends. And that was something that he probably did to top up his earnings as a truck driver. Mum was the traditional housewife. Loving, caring, sharing - always the keynotes of the family. Families, Children & Parenting
Three score and, and ten has always been something that I never thought I'd make. So when I made it, I wanted to celebrate it and I did.
To start your working life after you've graduated from school and university, it takes you a long time to get started in the real world. Today, kids are not out into the workforce until 27 or 30 years of age. By the time I was 30, I had six kids and 60 trucks. Life ;Time