David Vile

Flannagan’s fleet keeps the wheels moving

In every direction from the remote high country Victorian township of Omeo, the roads out go up over a range of mountains or along a river valley, with the annual variations in weather keeping road crews busy keeping the roads open and maintained. 
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Trucking timber for 40 years

For four decades, trucks adorning the Blair and Campbell name and blue and white paint scheme have been a familiar sight throughout Eastern Victoria as they haul timber and woodchip out of the bush and to mills and ports over both sides of the Great Dividing Range. Read More
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Josh’s tip-top tow trucks turn heads at Castlemaine

With Covid restrictions lifted after weeks of lockdowns in Victoria, some sense of normality returned to the community, and one of the most popular truck shows in the state was back on the calendar with a large contingent of trucks and visitors to the Castlemaine Rotary Truck Show.
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Industry rallies for Coops

Andrew ‘Coops’ Cooper, a truck driver for over two decades based out of Albury-Wodonga, is currently battling osteosarcoma (a type of bone cancer), and a benefit day has been planned for late January to help out Coops and his young family. Read More

Labour of love resto takes shape for youngster

Regular readers of Big Rigs with a good memory may recall a chat I had back in 2018 with the Geehman family from Gippsland, who had just undertaken the Crawling the Hume event with ‘Dusty Tracks’, their ex-Ascot NT 1979 model Kenworth K125.
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Rhodes’ runners keeping sheep on the move

“I grew up around trucks but went straight out of school onto a handpiece in the shearing shed, being a rousie and shearing, until I worked out it was easier throwing sheep onto a truck than blowing the jackets off them,” said Nathan Rhodes with a laugh.  Read More