Truckie Profiles

One-man band voted town’s best


Often seen around the streets in Townsville, David Talbot runs a local plumbing business and was recently voted as the city’s best plumber by readers of the local Townsville Bulletin newspaper.

He drives around in an Isuzu 200 Short Sitec 110. Big Rigs caught up with him in the suburb of Cranbrook where he was doing a job late last month.

“I am a one-man band and do most of my work locally but do get to Woodstock which is 40km west on the Flinders Highway and north to Bluewater,” he said.

Talbot purchased the 2001 model 4.49 tonne capacity Isuzu second hand about 15 years ago. “It is still going well and I have no immediate plans to replace it yet. But when I do it will be with another Isuzu,” he said.

Talbot barracks for the North Queensland Cowboys in the NRL and he was delighted his team beat the Brisbane Broncos later that night in the last round of fixtures for NRL season 2020.

His hobbies outside of work include camping and getting into a 4WD.

Talbot has a loyal client base and Big Rigs spoke to Octogenarian Betty Welsh who is one of them and she was glowing in her praise. “He is very courteous, does good work and is reasonably priced,” she said.

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