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In the footsteps of Wally and Podge
 July 2020    Photos Terry Wreford Hann & Ross Hyde

First there was Walter (Wally) Pinfold – who put in 30-odd years running the show. Then came Podge – the boss for a standout 60-plus years! For the past 12 years (or more) there's been Steve – the third-generation Pinfold to run the family business.

Now, as this Carterton trucking company works through the first few weeks of its second century (yep, it turned 100 in May), there's a fourth-generation family member – Ethan (AKA Podge junior) – in the wings.

Like his Dad, his Grandad and Great-Grandfather before him, the 23-year-old loves trucks….and he'd seem the perfect candidate, sometime in the future, to carry on the Pinfold family tradition.

He's currently driving an Isuzu stock truck for Pinfolds Transport – working towards his Class 5 licence. And like Mum Karen reckons: "He's always got a smile on his face. You see him driving down the road and all you can see is his big grin!"

Steve, now 63 and feeling a little less love for the business than he used to – all thanks to the seemingly ever-increasing rules and regulations that livestock transporters are hammered with – tempers any expectation that Ethan will carry on the Pinfold's Transport name.

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