Truckie Profiles

First time in the tropics

Aged 43, Phil Heritage drives a 2021 Kenworth T610SAR for McGrory’s Transport, which is based at Albury/Wodonga.

It was the first time Heritage had been to the tropics of far north Queensland when I saw him in Townsville quite recently.

“I have brought up cold room panels from Melbourne and on the way back have to pick up some of the same at Brisbane for Victoria,” he said.

Heritage has been a driver for more than 20 years, with much of that time spent doing interstate work.

“I have been with this company for two years and they are great to work for. Drivers are treated well. Being a driver allows me to see so much of the country and meet lots of people,” he said.

The worst road Heritage has been on in recent times is the Clermont to Charters Towers Highway.

His favourite roadhouse is at Jugiong in NSW. He says the food is good with lots of home cooked meals and the staff are friendly.

Outside work, Heritage likes camping and 4WD activities.

A football fan, Heritage barracks for the Melbourne Storm in the NRL and the Richmond Tigers in the AFL.

One thing he does dislike are the driving habits of some caravan drivers in what he calls their “wobbly boxes”.

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