Friendly truckie Phillip Judd was driving a 2019 Volvo and having a break when Big Rigs saw him recently.
Based at Carol Park in Brisbane, the 54-year-old works for Simon National Carriers.
“I have come up with pipes from Melbourne but will be going back empty,” he said.
Judd has been driving semis for the past 12 years and says Simon National Carriers is a good company, which gave workers a fair go.
His favourite roadhouse is at Jerilderie in NSW but Judd also carries a gas cooker to prepare his own meals.
The first truck he drove was an Isuzu body tray and he barracks for the Brisbane Broncos in the NRL.
Outside work his hobbies are fishing the creeks around Ballina.
“I catch mainly estuary fish and some bream which make good eating,” he said.
Judd said parts of the Newell Highway were by far the worst he gets along.