Truckie Profiles

Training up the next generation

Young Aidan Kelly was on his first day working for his uncle Adam Sneddon when Big Rigs saw them pull into a carpark at a McDonald’s in Sydney.

Small fleet owner Sneddon has his own business called Sydney Safe-T-Rail and is based at Collaroy in Sydney.

“We do high safety and roof protection work,” he said.

They were in an Isuzu NQR 450 which carried all the gear in the back. “This is a good truck which suits what I do,” Sneddon said.

“I have another Isuzu and we travel up to 250km from Sydney for jobs,” Sneddon said.

He added that operators of light rigs such as himself have been hit hard since fuel prices rose. “It used to cost me about $560 a week for fuel but that has gone through the roof to about $800.”

Kelly was enthusiastic about working with the company and looks set to be an asset.

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