“What a pity, you caught me when I’m not in my usual truck, a T950, but it’s in getting a bit of work done on it just now,” said Brad Lang from Huonville when we recently caught up with him at Epping Forest Caltex.
He rolled in driving an MC and ST Jackman’s 2004 Freightliner Century Class with a C-15 Cat up front, towing a drop deck trailer. He was on his way back to Huonville from Ulverstone, having taken a load of panels north, and was looking forward to getting home as the day was turning cool. “I’ve been here for two years now, and they are a top local outfit with a good boss and are keeping me busy and looking after us. And it is so good that there aren’t quite as many roadworks now on the Midland Highway as there were a while back, when it seemed to be stop start just about all the way from Hobart to Launceston.
“I’ve been on the road now for about 30 years, and I’ve never regretted choosing the job, in fact I’ve enjoyed it right from the start, plenty of job satisfaction. There’s lots of variety and you meet some interesting people along the way too.”
We asked him about how he spent his time off, and he told us he enjoys getting out there and doing a bit of fishing and camping and generally taking it easy.