“AN ICON of the transport industry” is how Ray Scott has been remembered by those who knew him.

Ray Scott died on Monday 13 July after a long illness at the age of 70.

He was the son of trucking magnate Allan Scott of Mount Gambier, who died in 2008, but came to build a name for himself in the industry in his own right.

“It is with great sadness that the executive council and secretariat of the VTA acknowledges the passing of Ray Scott,” said Victorian Transport Association chief executive Peter Anderson.

“Ray was an icon of the transport industry who defined a place within our sector that will be hard to replicate,” he said.

“He was known by all to be honest, hard-working and generous in so many ways to everyone he would meet.”

Mr Anderson said Ray Scott loved his children and grandchildren and made sure they always had his full attention.

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“He was always humble in his dealings, but you had to be sharp to ensure that he did not get all his own way,” he said.

“As a truck driver he was one of the best that our industry has ever produced. We will forever miss his dry sense of humour and cheeky smile.

“On behalf of the VTA and the transport industry, we extend our condolences and deepest sympathy to Ray’s wife Jill and their family.”

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