Neville Dawson left school in 1948 and commenced an apprenticeship as a motor mechanic. At successful completion of this apprenticeship, he decided to venture into the transport industry, his first experience was in a taxi truck which combined passengers and parcel deliveries.
In 1960 Mr Dawson expanded into mail and grocery deliveries with the purchase of a utility and panel van. This expansion needed the assistance of his wife, Johanna who also became actively involved.
In 1962 an office was opened at 89 George Street Bathurst and a 7 day operation commenced with a milk run to Oberon and daily runs to Orange via Blayney.
In 1964 the business won a contract to deliver the "Walton's Stores" Furniture.
Household furniture removals quickly followed and in 1967 an 8000 Sq Ft warehouse was built at 90 Durham Street Bathurst for furniture storage.
In 1972 Walton's awarded Dawson's a contract to transport all their new furniture from Sydney to Bathurst and further west. To accommodate this contract, premises were rented at Chipping Norton to receive other goods coming to this area.
In 1974 other stores such as Norman Ross and Myers-Grace Bros started using Dawson's for furniture freight from Sydney and a new warehouse was opened at Wetherill Park with a storage area of 10,000 sq ft.
By 1977 the company was employing 20 people and using a fleet of 10 vehicles, and it was during this year that a contract was won to supply storage and handling facilities for a multinational pet food manufacturer. With this contract came the need for further expansion so the Durham Street warehouse was sold, and the company was relocated to the current site at Littlebourne Kelso.
In 1993 Dawson's decided to expand its operations to have depots in both Dubbo and Tamworth by purchasing the operations of Amos Removals in those areas.