Truckie Profiles

Working hard – rain, hail or shine

Working for Dickinson Milk, based at Craiglea in north Queensland, a scenic place along the Captain Cook Highway near Port Douglas, we caught Rob Horn while he was hard at work in the rain.

The 58-year-old truckie, who has been in the job for nine years, was delivering milk and other dairy products to the General Store and Post Office at Mount Molloy, driving a refrigerated Hino.

Mount Molloy is 40km from Mareeba and a nice little hamlet through which many trucks pass on the way north, to places like Cooktown. Trucks often stop at the Mount Molloy Store for a bite to eat or a cold drink.

Dickinson Milk has been a supplier of dairy products, juice and smallgoods around the region for the past 12 years.

“I deliver milk, eggs and other products as far away as Cape Tribulation and the Hino is a little ripper,” said Horn, adding that the road between Mossman and the Daintree required extra care when travelling it.

Outside of work, Horn enjoys camping wherever he can find a good spot and in the football season barracks for the Adelaide Crows in the AFL.

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