Truckie Profiles

Truck driving ambitions

When Big Rigs saw Anthony Torre he was standing beside a CD 25360 UD heavy rigid and was assisting the driver to take a load from Sydney to Gosford.

Torre, 36, is an assistant to truck drivers and hopes to obtain his own licence. 

“I have been doing this for three months and want to be a driver myself which I am hoping will happen soon,” he said.

Torre was at the Hawkesbury River Rest Area beside the Pacific Highway, about 60km from Sydney.

It is one of the most popular rest areas in NSW and the day I visited, it was busy. “It has good public toilets and shaded seats and tables,” Torre said.

Progress along the nearby stretch of the Pacific Highway was slow that afternoon after a three car pile-up. Police and paramedics were on scene when I drove past.

Also just up the highway scalies were checking out heavy vehicles at an inspection station.

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