THE transport sector is morning the death of Bill Power, the founder and managing director of Transfleet Transport, at the age of 82.

Container Transport Alliance Australia director Neil Chambers said Bill Power would be known to many as he was active in transport from his early twenties and never fully retired.

“Bill loved the transport industry and grew the Transfleet business around exceptional hands-on customer service,” Mr Chambers said.

“Bill was a generous, genuine and loveable man, and he will be greatly missed by all whom he has touched over his very full life.”

Bill Power played 57 games for the South Melbourne (now Sydney) Swans from 1957 until 1961, wearing number 39.

He also kicked 24 goals. As a businessman, he talked of a strategy of being “hands-on and totally customer-focused” and counted Lindsay Fox among his close friends.