Truckie Profiles

The light at the end of the tunnel


 Though things may have slowed down a little for this Tassie truckie, due to the COVID pandemic, as restrictions begin to ease and borders start to open, things are rapidly picking up.

“You can’t complain about the weather on a day like this,” said Glenn Finlayson from Devonport when he dropped in to Mood Food, the 24-hour truck stop at Kempton, for a bite to eat and a great barista made cuppa.

He was driving an Autocare 2016 Mack Granite at the time with a 500 MP 8 up front and towing an empty seven car carrier back to Devonport, having brought a full load down.

“I’ve been here for five years now and would have to say it’s a really good job, and they are a good crowd all round to work for and with.

“I guess I’ve been driving professionally now for 20 years or so, and prior to that I drove excavators and machinery so it was a fairly easy transition.

“Originally from Melbourne, I drove for Patricks and other outfits on the mainland before moving to Tasmania about three years ago, and I am loving it down here more and more all the time, it was the very best move I ever made.”

We asked him how he spent his time off and he added, “Mainly looking around and exploring this beautiful state, and doing a bit of four-wheel driving, and plain enjoying Tasmania.”


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