Truckie Profiles

Early riser finds his calling

When we caught up with Hobart truckie Kerry Fazackerley, he was very much looking forward to knocking off for the day, having started bright and early at 4.30am.

Fazackerley was driving a Monson Logistics 2020 Iveco 56065 Series II Stralis, towing a B-double. He was on his return leg from Burnie to Hobart at the time and had two containers on board.

He’s been with Monson for the past three years and said it’s a good outfit that looks after him – and he likes the Stralis too.

“I’ve been on the road for 15 years now, as I was a late starter. Previously I worked in the salmon industry, and then I found a job driving, and once I got out on the open road, my mind was made up. My only regret is that it took me so long to find my way into driving,” he said.

“By the way, we were delighted to see Big Rigs back in the good truck stops and venues, it is always a great read and we really missed it when it disappeared a bit back.”

Though he doesn’t get to have a lot of time off, when he does have spare time, Fazackerley likes to spend it with his family. “Especially our two new grandsons, Billy at 14 months, and Jay who is now aged three. They give us so much joy and they make it all worthwhile.”


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