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.”