It was just before dusk when Big Rigs saw Brisbane based driver Stephen Findlow behind the wheel of a Volvo FH-16 B-double, parked at Malanda in North Queensland.
Findlow (55) works for S&G Transport. “I brought up furniture from Brisbane to Mackay and have to pick up fruit at Atherton to take back south,” Findlow said.
During his break Findlow had purchased tea from Pizza on James in Malanda’s main street.
“Some other truckies recommended the pizza shop to me,” he said.
Born in Manchester, England, Findlow moved to Australia when he was four
Findlow is a connoisseur of fine food and likes stopping at the Starburst Diner at Gin Gin when in the area.
I asked Findlow what his hobbies are and he answered swiftly. “I don’t have time for any. When I get home I sleep, wash my clothes and then head off to work again,” he said.
Findlow loves the Volvo which is near new and powered by a 600hp motor with an automatic gearbox.
When questioned about the worst road he travels on Findlow didn’t hesitate. “It is the Bruce Highway and where do I start about which parts?” he said.
Findlow has been a truckie for over three decades.