Aged 59, Mark McKenzie drives an impressive Kenworth T900 Legend for DJ&K Morgan.
When Big Rigs spotted him, he was carrying a load of cement.
McKenzie had been checking one of his trailers after he had pulled up on the breakdown pad located along the Townsville Port Access Road.
“After I deliver the cement to Mount Isa I’ll be bringing back lead for Townsville,” he said.
The first truck that McKenzie ever drove during his long unfinished innings was a Sterling.
McKenzie says he is very proud of his 29-year-old son Kenny who is also a truck driver.
“I speak to him by phone regularly and he is out near Cloncurry now,” he said.
McKenzie rates truck driving as a good job and says he likes stopping at the BP Cluden Roadhouse when passing through.
He reckons there could be a few more rest areas suitable for heavy vehicles.
“There is one near Cloncurry I do like as it has a toilet,” he said.
McKenzie also rated the Julia Creek to Cloncurry section of the Flinders Highway as challenging to get on.
A truckie for 25 years, McKenzie used to work for Aurizon and said it was a good company.
In conclusion McKenzie added that he also barracks for the Cowboys in the NRL.