The Morris J-type Van – Part 3 The Sydney Arrival

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Categories: General, History
Posted on: 27th July 2015 by: William Bulloch

Well after a 72 hr journey aboard a car carrier from Queensland our little J’Van has finally arrived. Axel Olleroch of VCDC in Rydalmere has welcomed our ‘Li’l Girl’ and is champing-at-the-bit to get started. Specializing in vehicle restoration Axel has given us an undertaking that we won’t be disappointed with the finished product… Here’s some more images of of her arrival and where she’ll live for the next few weeks… Stayed tuned for Part 4… coming soon.

 

 

The Morris J-type Van – Part 2 The Find

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Categories: General, History
Posted on: 15th July 2015 by: William Bulloch

…and so it begins…’Operation J’Van’ – Part 2: The Find!
After a long and exhaustive search, encompassing all corners of our great continent and included many an encounter with some ‘too-far-gone’ rust-buckets, Yellow Express has found a J’Van worthy of restoration. Queensland was where this little fellow called home and while it was shown lots of restoration love by its owner, he was not able to complete the job. We hope he will be pleased with our finished product

…To be continued…

The Morris J-type Van – The Search

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Categories: General
Posted on: 12th June 2015 by: William Bulloch
Morris J Type Vans

Morris J-type Vans used by Yellow Express on 1950s

Morris J-type vans were a common sight on Australian roads in the 1950’s and 60’s.  Yellow Express had a fleet of these vehicles to service our vast customer base but with the passing of time, these were replaced with more modern vehicles.

In 2012 began a search that would bring one of these classic commercial vans back into the fleet… watch this space…

 

Morris J-type van

Yellow Express Morris J-type van unloading from a Boeing Stratocruiser

Let’s Look Up

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Categories: General, Weird & Wonderful
Posted on: 6th May 2014 by: admin

As technology is shrinking our world and bringing people closer together, let’s not forget the simple pleasures in life that connect us all. Let’s all look up now and then.

Petition to Postpone the Ratio Change for Family Day Care

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Categories: General
Posted on: 3rd May 2013 by: admin

The NSW Family Day Care Association has liaised with an online petition targeted at state and federal members of parliament to postpone the ratio change for family day care for at least 2 years, until research has been carried out. You can sign this petition online. It only takes a minute! Please click on the link below:

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/save-nsw-family-daycare-ratios-in-2014.html#fbbox

Is this the world’s toughest bridge?

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Categories: Weird & Wonderful
Posted on: 20th November 2012 by: admin

There have been a rash of incidents of late involving over height trucks either getting stuck in tunnels or damaging overhead infrastructure. These incidents reminded us of this series of videos that involved an infamous low bridge belonging to the Norfolk Southern Railroad. It has been hit by more than its fair share of vehicles and still stands.

Happy Birthday Sydney Harbour Bridge!

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Categories: History
Posted on: 19th March 2012 by: admin

Yellow Express wishes the Sydney Harbour Bridge a happy 80th birthday. We were around to see your creation and we look forward to many long years together.

Harbour Bridge Construction

 

Bridge finished. Well done Sydney!

 

The Tragic Accident of Costa Concordia

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Categories: News, Weird & Wonderful
Posted on: 17th January 2012 by: admin

Costa Concordia partially capsized off the Italian west coast after hitting a rock on Friday, 13 January 2012. The luxurious cruise ship was carrying more than 4000 passengers and crew members at the time of the accident. At least six people have died and more than a dozen are missing. It is being compared to the disastrous accident of ‘Titanic’ on 15 April 1912, killing 1,517 people, on her maiden voyage.

 

Costa Concordia partially capsizing Continue Reading

There are many ways traffic problems happen… including this one.

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Categories: Weird & Wonderful
Posted on: 6th December 2011 by: admin

 

 

iPad2 Winner – Laura Davies

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Categories: Freebies, General
Posted on: 21st October 2011 by: Editor
General Manager of Yellow Express handing the iPad2 to the Winner Laura

Troy Finch, General Manager of Yellow Express handing the iPad2 to the Winner, Laura Davies

 

We started our “Win an iPad2” Competition on our Facebook page back in May, and we were overwhelmed by the participation and well thought out responses, maybe even a few romances blooming.

 

The competition was to tell us in 25 words or less what you would get us to do, so you can continue to enjoy your life.

 

When it ended in October, we had over 2500 participants to choose from. It was difficult to select only one winner, but after much thought and consideration we decided on an entry by Laura Davies:

 

Something that I must confess…
while moving house I tend to stress.
Who can help me with this mess?
The jobs done with Yellow Express!

 

After finding a friend of hers had already entered our competition on our Facebook page, Laura decided to enter as well. Continue Reading