Truck driver, Truckie Profiles

Veteran truckie delivering the goods in the north and the south

Former Queenslander Jason Greenwood drove trucks around the Gladstone and Hervey Bay regions for 11 years before moving to Tasmania.

“I did get all around Queensland,” he said.

Now based at Launceston, Greenwood drives a 2018 Mack Trident for Zanetto Civil and was transporting a load of crusher dust when Big Rigs saw him at the Mood Food Roadhouse beside the Midlands Highway.

Greenwood, 52, has been a truckie for 32 years and with this company for the past two.

“It is a good job,” he said, adding, “The crusher dust came from Hobart Quarry. We have a contract with Boral.”

He is another driver who likes the Mood Food Roadhouse which has great facilities for truckies.

As for roads Greenwood said that the works on the Midlands Highway between Hobart and Launceston held up drivers.

Regarding rest areas he said a few more could be along that main highway route but added that it was less than 200km in length.

“It is a short distance but the one at St Peter’s Pass could be improved with more room for drivers,” he said.

A former drag racer, Greenwood also has a motorcycle which he likes using for recreation. He also enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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