Truckie Profiles

Plentiful rain makes a world of difference


Though he still sees himself primarily as a farmer, William Ferguson has had trucks on his Tassie farm for years and enjoys getting behind the wheel.

“I do enjoy getting out on the road and going for a drive from time to time, especially when the truck is comfortable, reliable, and economical like this one has been. It certainly adds to the pleasure on a spring day like this,” he says, as he shows Big Rigs his recent model Freightliner Columbia towing a flat deck trailer.

We bumped into Ferguson at the Epping Forest truck stop, when he rolled in for a bite to eat. “I’m on my way from my farm at Triabunna up to Cressy for a load of stock food for the farm,” he explains.

Ferguson bought his Freightliner four years ago, mainly for farm work. “It is a good work horse and does the job admirably with trips like this one up to Cressy, making it also a good investment,” he says.

“We are having a good year with plentiful rain at the moment, so I would say it’s all basically good, other than for wool prices which are a bit disappointing just now.”

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