Robin Riley from Launceston has been driving trucks for over 30 years, with no regrets. After finishing school, he went into landscaping before finding his calling as a truckie.
When we caught up with Riley, he was driving a Suncoast 2014 Western Star W5800 SS and towing a dog trailer on his way home from Hobart after a long day involving three deliveries.
“Well I’m happy, but I am sure looking forward to getting home for a hot shower and my own bed,” he said.
“I’ve been here with Suncoast for two and a half years now, and they are a great outfit, and they really do look after us.
“I love driving and you seem to get more quality time off. In fact, I am about to go up to Tomahawk for 23 days off, take out the boat and catch a few fish and leave it all behind me, and generally de-stress. And spend some quality time with the family as well.”