Truckie Profiles

Sea change: From WA to Tassie

From hauling the big stuff around WA, to carting produce in Tasmania, Adam Johnston is loving life behind the wheel.

When Johnston stopped for a chat with Big Rigs, he was driving a 2004 Mack Magnum, with a 600 ISX Cummins up front and carrying a fridge pan loaded with produce.

He drives for RBA Linehaul and was on his return leg from Hobart to Devonport to put the pan on board the Spirit of Tasmania to Melbourne.

“I’ve been here for a bit over 12 months now and it’s really a great job and Bruce is a top boss, who really knows the job from the bottom up, and all that’s involved in it, and he has a great friendly crew of blokes here and they are an all-round pleasure to work with as well,” he said.

“I have been out on the road all up for a bit over a couple of years now. I started out on the big island where I spent six months or so driving drill rigs and floats in Western Australia before coming down to Tassie, and I’d have to say I really prefer driving and living in Tasmania.”

We asked him how he spent his time off, and he replied, “I really look forward to taking my Soft Tail Harley Davidson out for a ride, and when I get an opportunity, enjoy camping and four-wheel driving and dirt bikes too, all the outdoor stuff that is so easy to access in Tassie whenever I get the chance.”

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