Truckie Profiles

Travelling far and wide

It was a cool 16 degrees when I saw young driver Tomo Kuhl parked up at a Stanthorpe roadhouse in southern Queensland.

The 28-year-old was driving an Isuzu FXR for Top Tyres based at Archerfield in Brisbane.

“I have been carrying tractor tyres from Brisbane to Moree in NSW and left home at 4am a few days ago. I am heading back to base,” he said about the 1500km trip.

Kuhl travels far and wide in a job he enjoys. “I get to Goondiwindi, Inglewood, and up to Emerald and Clermont in the north amongst other places,” he said.

This enthusiastic driver said there was plenty of traffic on the road on his trip.

Kuhl added that the Isuzu was very comfortable and has followed his father Peter who was also a driver.

“I have been with the company for three years and they are good to work for,” he said.

I asked him the worst road he gets on during his long travels through Queensland and across the border into “Mexico”.

“It would have to be the one between Surat and Meandarra – it is awful,” he said.

Kuhl said he loves driving long distances because of the freedom on the road and all the people he gets to meet.

Outside work Kuhl enjoys old cars and has a HJ Wagon. “And my partner Maddie has a HG Premier,” he said.

I left Kuhl certain this friendly truckie would be a driver for the long haul.

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