The Tri State Team
Our team of expert staff have years of experience in the industry and are here to help. Visit the contact page to reach us.
Neville Norkett (National) - Managing Director
Pam Simpson (National) - Managing Director / Finance Manager
Bill Tuddenham - NSW State Manager
Troy Day - VIC State Manager
John Dillon - WA State Manager / Compliance Manager
Mark DeGioia - NSW Admin
Donna Labas - VIC Admin
Marg Dupagne - WA Admin
Tracey Furner - Accounts Administrator
As a founding member of Tri-State Transport Neville has over 28 years’ experience within the transport industry.
Neville’s extensive experience as a Managing Director has given him good insight into and understanding of the roles and responsibilities of Tristate’s Management team and other staff members.
In addition to project generation and quoting Neville has provided guidance to Tristate’s State Managers.
From a humble start in the industry over 28 years ago driving a small truck in the metro area, Neville has had great pleasure watching Tri State develop into the company it has now become.
Neville appreciates everyone that has been involved with the growth and development of Tri-State Transport.
MANAGING DIRECTOR / FINANCE MANAGER
Pam has collectively over 28 years’ experience in transport, corporate finance, operations and accounting.
Pam is a founding member of Tri-State Transport with her business partner Neville. She has personally attributed to the growth of the business and been responsible for management of all financial aspects of the business including assessing proposed capital acquisitions and the likely impact of Interstate expansion activities.
Tri-State Transport is a well-established and respected transport company and in an industry where male domination has and always be the norm she has gained the respect of not only her industry peers but also the wider business community.
Pam credits all her staff for the success of Tri-State Transport for what it is today.
MANAGER - VICTORIA
As a manager of Tri State Transport, I am entrusted with the development & growth of the business not only in Victoria, but as part of the managerial team Australia-wide.
From its beginnings in Melbourne in 2006, Tri State Transport has provided great challenges both in a business sense & personally. The continual development of the customer & sub-contractor base & employment of staff & assets is extremely satisfying.
Additionally, I enjoy the challenges of legislative & safety training & development within the transport industry.
The Tri State Transport team are warm, friendly & are devoted to providing a professional service. I very much feel that my efforts are appreciated & in turn our clients feel the same & that's what counts!
Personally, I enjoy all aspects of the transport industry & look forward to the continual development of the business, to which I have great expectation. This challenge alone provides me with focus & a want to continue to work for Tri State Transport for many years to come.
MANAGER - NEW SOUTH WALES
As a key member of the Tri State Transport family, joining the company in its infancy and playing a pivotal role in its current success as a well established and highly regarded logistics organisation, I have enjoyed building the company’s reputation and credibility Australia wide.
Tri State’s owners have assisted me in my endeavours to transform the NSW branch into a cost effective and productive arm of the company. They have done this by providing me with the autonomy and freedom to conduct business based on local conditions on the ground.
This hands-off approach and trust in the decision making ability of those on the front line has resulted in a highly efficient and harmonious working relationship between the company’s three branches.
I find that the most fulfilling part of my job is the close personal and professional relationships I have developed with our extremely loyal customer base. Over the past sixteen years Tri State Transport has become more than a mere job, more than a career, it has become my second home.
MANAGER - WESTERN AUSTRALIA
After spending nine years with our sister company Nor-Well Transport I have finally become part of the Tri State family. There was a lot of resistance on my behalf to making the move to Tri- State but since my arrival I think the move was long overdue.
Tri State WA was originally perceived as just the admin centre for the company, but it has developed its own client base and by doing so aided in growing the business for the benefit of Tri State as a whole.
During my relatively short time with the company there have been many changes within the Transport Industry, both nationally and in West Australia. We have seen the introduction of the “Chain of Responsibility” and also “Compliance and Enforcement” legislations, which encompassed Mass & Dimensional requirements when completing your WA Main Roads annual audits. Whilst rates are being driven down trying to recoup the costs incurred from these new legislations that resulted in more paperwork for transport companies and their drivers in order for them to maintain these accreditations which are necessary to operate are difficult.
ADMIN - VICTORIA
I have been a team member of the Tristate Transport Victorian depot since 2011 and during this time have found that the company has a strong focus on team work.
It’s great to be working in a team environment with dedicated, friendly and professional team members who all get on well and that can have a laugh together.
I have always worked in transport and I find that the Tristate working atmosphere makes it a pleasure to come to work every day, where I feel that my efforts are appreciated.
The management is extremely generous to team members, and I feel very lucky to be involved in the team.
ADMIN - WESTERN AUSTRALIA
It is almost 9 years since I joined Tristate. Since then, we have moved to a new office block and have increased our staff numbers and our fleet. We make a great team and get along well, which makes for a very happy work environment.
We have a great rapport amongst staff and are able to help each other out as required. I have been involved in training new staff and find it very satisfying to know that I can rely on them to take over from me as required.
I find my role very interesting and have seen many changes including growth in the company. I have been fortunate to be able to visit our other depots, both professionally and socially. This has given me the opportunity to get to know staff other than just ‘over the phone’ and to appreciate how each depot operates.
Management are very supportive of their staff and reward them accordingly for their efforts. It’s a pleasure to ‘want’ to come to work in the morning rather than feel like you ‘have’ to. Staff are valued and not just treated like a number. I look forward to continuing with Tristate for many years to come.
I have been with Tristate Transport for 10 years and have enjoyed all the challenges along the way.
Since starting here I have seen a big growth within the company.
After a couple of years of working in a very small office, we moved to a new modern office connecting to our yard. This has proven to be beneficial to the administration team.
As the Accounts Administrator I have a commitment to dealing professionally with our customers and subcontractors, and feel I have built a great relationship over the years with both.
As a team we all work very well together and this has been made possible by Pam & Neville organising regular meetings and social occasions with all staff Australia wide.
I feel I am valued as an employee and hope to be with Tristate for many more years.