Truckie Profiles

Keeping fit

Superfit truckie Rob Pitts is based at Mareeba on the Atherton Tablelands and drives a Hino Euro 5 for Steggles.

“I deliver chickens to places all over the Tablelands and Cairns and get to Cooktown sometimes,” he said.

The 63-year-old driver had parked at a rest area beside the Kennedy Highway when Big Rigs saw him last month.

It had been raining heavily just before we stopped to yarn to Pitts, who is one of the many drivers I have spoken to recently who likes to stay fit.

“I work out at the gym and also look after my daughter’s horse which keeps me busy,” he said.

Pitts likes to pop into the Cornett’s IGA at Ravenshoe when there for a bite to eat.

“They serve up the best lunch,” he said.

Brisbane-born, Pitts said the Kuranda Range Road was challenging to travel on especially when it is busy.

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