Recognised Industry Achievement


In 2006, Managing Director, Tony Kuchel, was honoured with the LS Booth Award; “Outstanding Contribution to the SA Road Transport Industry”, by the South Australian Road Transport Association.


National Road Transport Hall of Fame

Shell Rimula Wall of Fame – Inducted 2010

Maxwell Kuchel began his career as a truck driver in 1945 at the age of 18 in SA’s Riverland.  He moved to the Barossa Valley in 1951 sharing a school bus contract with a cousin, and finding work for his trucks in-between school bus hours.  Over the years he worked for the Highways, ICI (now PSP) in Penrice, and Adelaide Brighton Cement.  In 1973, son Tony joined him in the business.  Max was a hardworking, honest individual and took great pride in the growing business of Kuchel Contractors.  He was known as a fair and honest individual and was well respected by his peers, right up until his passing in 2004.