Truckie Profiles

Truckie takes Bella everywhere he goes

Young truckie Cameron Burns drives a Kenworth T909 for LTR Transport based at Mount Tyson and was hooking up trailers at the Port Access Road pad near Townsville when Big Rigs saw him.

Mount Tyson is on the Darling Downs region of Queensland and is located 37km west of Toowoomba.

It may have been 30-degree heat but this morning it was spitting rain which made the comfort level outside more bearable.

“I have been carrying cow pellets and have been a truckie for 10 years and with this company for three months,” he said.

The 27-year-old said he thought there was enough rest area for drivers and likes the one beside the Flinders Highway near Mingela.

I asked him what his favourite roadhouse was and he has a swift answer.

“Don’t really have one but I used to like the Little Topar near Broken Hill but it has closed which I was sorry to hear,” he said.

As I was snapping his pic I heard movement inside the cabin and soon his pet dog Bella was spotted.

Dog lover Burns held Bella for another pic. She was a bit camera shy at first but ended up posing.

“Bella is a good companion when I am away driving,” he said.

Burns rates the worst road he travels on as the Mooney Highway out from Goondiwindi.

Unlike most truckies, Burns doesn’t follow any football code but does like catching up with his mum and dad who live in Roma where he was born.

“Really other than that, my whole life is about trucking.”

This friendly driver then drove off ready for another day on the highways.

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