Truckie Profiles

34-year-old truck still kicking goals

An old 1987 Toyota Dyna which is a common sight around Ravenshoe in the northern tropics is driven by owner Terry McNee, who used to operate in Sydney.

McNee (70) moved to Ravenshoe which is a small town on the Atherton Tablelands in far north Queensland two and a half years ago.

“I bought it in 2013 from the fellow in NSW who had it since new and I have used it as a mobile workshop for my carpentry and even lived in it on two occasions. It has been a very reliable truck,” McNee said.

When Big Rigs saw McNee and his trusty Toyota, he told us he lived at Sydney, Parkes and Lismore in NSW and in the Whitsunday region of Queensland.

“I used to travel a lot between Sydney and Brisbane and liked stopping at the Wyong Roadhouse,” he said.

McNee pulled up at a rest area with public toilets and covered seats in the street behind the Ravenshoe CBD. “This is all new and good for the town,” he said.

On the Dyna’s back passenger side is some evidence of somebody writing on it. “Some kids placed graffiti there and it was scrubbed off but then they did it again,” he said.

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