Truckie Profiles

Driver still loves trucking after 20 years in the job

Quietly spoken South Australian driver Des Boseley was driving a Kenworth T604 day cab, carrying hay and oats when Big Rigs saw him.

The 50-year-old lives at Clare Valley and has worked for Nicholls Partners based at nearby Pinaroo for the past three years.

“I have been a driver on and off for more than 20 years and have also worked on farms. I am taking the hay and oats from a farm to Lithgow where it willbe processed and then trucked onto Adelaide for export,” he said. 

Des likes stopping at the Ampol Tailem Bend, where the parking is good and he can enjoy his favourite steak sandwiches. “They have good home-style meals there as well,” he said.

Whilst he doesn’t stop at many roadhouses during his 300km a day trips, he does find the Parrakie rest area convenient. “It is off the road but good,” he said.

Des added that the company was great to work for, treating employees well – and the boss was also tops.

He said he would love being included in the pages of Big Rigs which he regularly reads.

“I have a great nephew named Ardi and he’s three years old and living at Horsham in Victoria and he loves trucks and will be thrilled when he sees it!”

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