Truckie Profiles

Going the extra mile

Having stopped over at the Caltex Roadhouse at Epping Forest, we recently caught up with Paul Douglas from Kempton when he also rolled in for a break.

He was driving his Kile Transport 2010 Argosy with a Series 60 500 Detroit up front and towing a drop-deck Curtainsider on his return leg from Spreyton to Derwent Park.

“I’ve been here with Kile’s for seven years now, and I’d have to say they are a really good little family business who have never lost that personal touch, and really look after their drivers and run good clean well-maintained gear.

“All up I’ve been on the road professionally now for 30 years or so, and I can honestly say I have never had any real regrets. I am on the go here five days a week, which keeps the wheels turning and the bills paid.”

We asked Douglas how he spends his time off, and he told us: “I like getting out in the open air, and doing a bit of camping, that’s when I’m not mucking around with old cars.”

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