A Perth based railway transport worker was grateful to a truckie who rescued him along the Eyre Highway after he had run out of fuel.
The van driver was returning from Melbourne with his partner after a short holiday with family when they stopped after miscalculating the amount of fuel they would need.
He was armed with a jerry can and walked for two hours to get to a fuel outlet and started hitchhiking back to the van when the truckie gave him a lift.
It was a welcome sight to see the truck pull up.
This had been a trip plagued by incidents as earlier the caravan was off the road in Adelaide after the starter motor failed.
After the fuel dilemma, the van man hit a giant kangaroo which caused a lot of damage.