It was a genuine pleasure to yarn to truckie BJ Muir when he was parked up in Townsville after bringing general freight from the south.
Muir drives a Kenworth T909 for Toft Trucking and loves the freedom on the road and the general lifestyle of the job.
“The mateship is good with the drivers you know,” he said.
As testimony to that, Muir was having a deep yarn with another driver and they shared some conversation and laughs.
Like many other drivers, Muir likes stopping at the Shell Gilgandra Roadhouse and his favourite meal is chicken parmigiana.
He nominated the worst road as being between Goondiwindi and Warwick.
In the NRL, he barracks for the Auckland Warriors.
“I am a New Zealander and came to Australia in 2009,” he said.
As for Covid, Muir said he had been tested more than 200 times in his travels through Queensland, NSW, Victoria and South Australia.
“Truck drivers have had to work harder through all this Covid because of all the regulations,” he said.