Having just delivered a load of ash from Stanwell in Central Queensland to Townsville, Robert Logan was waiting for a backload of cement when Big Rigs spotted him in a roadhouse parking area.
A truckie for 23 years, the 47-year-old was glowing in his praise of the Kenworth T409 he drives for B&K Haulage. “It is just over three weeks old and a beauty,” he said.
Logan likes the Puma Mt Larcom Roadhouse and reckons the worst road he gets on is between Charters Towers and Clermont.
He is not on his lonesome there as many other truckies in recent months have agreed. “It is all bitumen but is very rough at places,” Logan said.
Outside work, Logan loves riding bikes, especially his 1200 custom Harley.
A Brisbane Broncos supporter in the NRL, Logan said there is a big need for more rest areas.
As for having to wear a mask in Queensland due to COVID-19, Logan said, “If we have to wear one at certain places and times so be it, we don’t want anybody to get sick.”
Logan doesn’t use an electronic logbook at this stage.