Truckie Profiles

Travelling the east coast

Friendly owner-operator Adam Raffin was doing maintenance work on his Kenworth K104 when Big Rigs spotted him just before sunset in Townsville recently.

It was a cool 24 degrees when Raffin has parked up at the BP Cluden.

“I have brought up steel pipes from Melbourne to Townsville,” he said.

His company name is AJR Trucking and he is based at Lakes Entrance.

Looking much younger than his age of 47, super-fit Raffin said the highway between Newcastle and Dubbo in NSW was a challenge to get along.

“I’ve been an owner-driver for the past five years and like stopping at the Jugiong Roadhouse in NSW when I am in that area,” he said.

Raffin added that there could be additional rest areas around the country and would like to see more access for heavy trucks to towns.

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