Truckie Profiles

A change of scenery

“I’ve been here with Norton’s for nine and a half years now, and I reckon they are a great outfit to work for, in fact they are such a good mob that the only way a job ever comes up here is if someone dies!” said Wayne Anderson from Burnie.

“I really couldn’t ask for a better mob to work for, and with, in fact, and they are keeping us busy too which is always good.”

Anderson was driving an eye-catching Norton Transport’s 2013 G 480 (“The Kiwi”) Scania at the time and he was towing a fridge pan on his return leg back to Burnie with general freight from Hobart.

Anderson was born and brought up in Harihari on the West coast of New Zealand’s South Island, and did a bit of dairy farming, a bit of coach driving, and even a stint or two horse training along the way.

“But now I find I am really happy in Tasmania and driving here, it’s a great way to earn a living and see some pretty spectacular scenery and meet some nice folk along the way; no, I get plenty of job satisfaction here all round.”

We asked him how he spent his time off, and he told us that they have a little farm up behind Yolla and that keeps them really busy.

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