Truckie Profiles

Busy days ahead

It’s always good to catch up with old friends, as it was when we met up with owner-driver Andrew Arnold from Bridport.

He was driving his “always busy working” Dorset Transport 2016 5800 Western Star and towing a refrigerated tautliner loaded with fresh produce. Arnold was on his way from Scottsdale to Hobart.

“I’ve been out on the road now for 16 years this year, and so far it has been a good and satisfactory way to earn a living, plus I enjoy the driving and looking around the state.

“We now have three trucks and a van on the go and we are happily keeping them all busy just now. The outlook is good at the moment with all the rain, and after a few really tough years that is certainly welcome. No, I am happy with things and really like the Star, nice unit and ideal for the job.”

We asked him about how he spent his time off, and that drew a chuckle, as he replied, “Time off? When not doing maintenance etc, I try to spend as much as possible with the wife and kids.”

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