Truckie Profiles

From tradie to truckie

Matthew Daly

Matthew Daley from Hobart was driving a Muskett’s 2015 Kenworth K200 with a quad dog loaded with plantation timber from Koonya and was on his way to Long Reach when he stopped for a chat.

“I have been on the road for about eight years now, and I am really happy with the job and no regrets at all for taking it up as a career,” he said.

“I’ve been driving for Muskett’s now for four months, but they run great gear, and look after us, and so far it is turning out to be a top job, and giving me a great change of scenery, and I’m loving it.”

Having started out as a builder, Daley said he now really enjoys getting out on the road, the variety and the ever-changing scenery – along with the interesting people he gets to meet along the way.

We asked him about his time off, and he said, “When I get a bit of time off, it is spent with the kids and the family.”

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