There would be no better man for Spy to ask for a Christmas message than long-time road transport operator and Anglican minister Reverend Kevin Bailey.
Now aged 75, Rev. Bailey is based at Strahan, in a remote part of Tasmania, and got in- volved with trucks through his dad when he was just 11.
Bailey runs K J & C Bailey Earthmoving and still has two trucks – an Isuzu Gigamax and a Ford LTA. He has been an ordained Anglican Minister since 2007.
“My prayer is that all members of the road transport industry have a safe and joyous Christmas remembering that we celebrate the birth of our saviour and to trust in the Lord for the future,” he told Spy.
Bailey works from the St Martin’s Anglican Church in Queenstown which is 40km from Strahan.
“The church distributes 65 food parcels weekly to the needy,” he said.
Super-fit Bailey is also a champion master wood chopper and axeman.
He also has nicknames for his trucks.
“The Isuzu is named Saddle Boy after a Slim Dusty song and the Ford is Clancy after the character from Banjo Paterson’s poem ‘Clancy of the Overflow’,” he said.