Truckie Profiles

The ‘Green Machine’ keeping bottle shops and pubs stocked

Driver John Stanley and his assistant Daniel Ward travel around Townsville in an Isuzu 525 delivering alcohol.

They are employed by the Lillywhite Group which owns the Riverview Tavern, the Bohle, Stuart and Bushland Beach Hotels in the North Queensland capital.

“We deliver beer and spirits to all their Celebrations Bottle Shops as well and we love the job which I have been in four years,” Stanley said.

The Isuzu is known as the ‘Green Machine’ or ‘Hornet’ because of its distinctive colour.

John Stanley (front) was travelling with his assistant Daniel Ward.

Big Rigs saw them early one morning in late June, ready to deliver to a busy bottle shop at Annandale Shopping Centre.

“We get to meet a lot of different people and the Isuzu is great for the job,” Stanley said.

Outside work Stanley enjoys motorbike riding and gardening as well as barracking for the local side the NQ Cowboys in the NRL.

The Lillywhite Group also owns hotels in Charters Towers, 130km west of Townsville and at Mareeba on the Atherton Tablelands.

“We don’t get to those in the Isuzu,” Stanley said in conclusion.

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