When Big Rigs saw driver Lee Wells he was carting mangoes from Giru in north Queensland, bound for the Brisbane markets.
Parked near the United Greenacres Roadhouse, which is along the Bruce Highway between Townsville and Ayr, Wells said he works for Alpine Fresh and enjoys life on the road.
Ironically his Freightliner Argosy B-double was beside a crop of mango trees.
“I had been a driver for six years then gave it away for a few but got itchy feet when I saw a shiny truck go past. I’m glad I did,” he said.
Wells likes stopping at the Golden Nugget Roadhouse near Gympie.
The first truck he drove was a A6 Leader and overall he has been driving for around 30 years.
Outside work, Wells enjoys all forms of motor sport with drag racing his absolute favourite.
He feels that sections of the Bruce Highway need more work and has a New Year’s Resolution. “Just to poke along,” he said.