Katanning truckie named in transport industry’s hall of fame

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Glenn “Yogi” Kendall. Photo by Julie Kerbel/The Photo Pitch
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One WA truck driver’s antics on the road have earned him recognition in the transport industry’s hall of fame.

Glenn Kendall, better known as ‘Yogi’, featured in the popular reality TV show Outback Truckers aired by The Discovery Channel.

He became a well-known cast member for his humorous stories of ‘life on the road’.

Through the National Transport Insurance’s Faces of Transport Competition, the owner-driver of Kendall Trucking & Co was announced as a hall of fame recipient from more than 2000 nominations.

A third-generation truck driver , Mr Kendall admitted he “eats, sleeps and breathes trucks”.

Glenn “Yogi” Kendall of Kendall Trucks and one of Hino’s Faces of Transport series.
Camera IconGlenn “Yogi” Kendall of Kendall Trucks and one of Hino’s Faces of Transport series. Credit: Julie Kerbel/The Photo Pitch

“I learned everything I know from my old man. [Dad] got up at 3.30am for 21 years. Right through my teenage years, I got up with him, any chance I could, to get on the truck,” he said.

“I absolutely love the job. I love the industry.”

Shortly after the announcement, Mr Kendall took the opportunity to advocate for better quality control for entry-level truck drivers.

“I would like to see more than just something saying they have completed a half-day course,” Mr Kendall said.

“I mean anyone these days can pay their money and get a truck license but that doesn’t mean they have the confidence they need.”

While he isn’t starring in the latest episode of the show, the Katanning based driver live-streams his antics to more than 60 thousand Facebook followers – direct from his big rig.

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