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Driver always looks forward to Saturday trips with son

When Tasmanian driver Cameron Matthews visited Cairns recently, he felt the heat big time.

“I got off the plane there and it was so hot that I thought the heat was coming from the aircraft motors,” he said.

The 29-year-old is based at Burnie and works for CRE. He was driving an Iveco Stralis 460 when Big Rigs saw him at Mood Food Roadhouse on October 30.

“I have brought down general freight for Hobart and like the cold down here but didn’t like the hot up in Cairns and Mackay,” he said.

Each Saturday, Matthews takes his six-year-old son Mason on trips with him in the truck.

“He loves it and will probably be a truckie himself,” Matthews said.

Matthews has been with the company for three years and also runs a small hobby farm near Burnie.

“I have cattle and horses there,” he said.

Matthews barracks for the Essendon Bombers in the AFL and said his favourite food was chocolate pudding.

His preferred roadhouses are at Sassafras on the Bass Highway when he has early starts enjoying breakfast there, and the Mood Food.

“I also like watching basketball,” he said.

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