Truckie Profiles

Newcomer enjoying the variety and scenery in Tassie role


When Big Rigs saw Jason Burgess he was delivering to the Cheese Factory located at the beautiful Pyengana Valley in north-east Tasmania.

Aged 29, Burgess is a newcomer to the road transport industry and joined Streeflands Logistics Solutions based at Launceston and has a heavy rigid licence.

He was behind the wheel of a DAF after finishing his drop-off at the popular cheese factory visited by people from around Australia and many overseas countries.

“I used to work in a kitchen at a nursing home and have enjoyed changing to become a truck driver. I deliver juice drinks, chips and confectionary to places all around including St Helens and Bridport,” he said.

Standing at 165cm tall, Burgess said that had advantages and disadvantages.

The most challenging road he gets along is a range up to St Mary’s town.

“You have to drive very carefully as the range is winding,” he said.

Outside work, Burgess likes spending time with his children and barracks for the Essendon Bombers in the AFL.

“Mum supported the Bombers and I have followed her,” he said.

It was the first time that day that Burgess had been to the Pyengana Valley and he loved the scenery.

In the backdrop of the cheese factory were numerous dairy cattle grazing on a green pasture and valley. It was ideal postcard scenery.

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