Truckie Profiles

Keeping it interesting

“It’s a great job, and I have been here for three very good years now, and what more can I say,” said Jarrod Lamprey from Wynyard, on the north-west coast of Tassie.

He was driving Craig Walker’s 2014 Stralis 500 EEV Fridge Pan and towing a refrigerated trailer on his return leg from Hobart to Wynyard.

“The Stralis is a good comfortable truck, and perfect for getting around in cities and tight places, and we do get to all sorts of interesting places all over Tasmania, and there is always plenty of variety to keep me interested.

“I’ve been on the road now for seven years all up, and I have never regretted taking it up for a living, besides it was sort of in the blood too, as my father was Gerald Gleeson and he had trucks, so I was sort of in and around trucks since I was a little fella.”

We asked about how he spent his time off, and he said he spends it with family, four-wheel driving or on motor bikes, and camping whenever possible.

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