Truckie Profiles

From north to south

Josh Scott was carrying bananas from Tully to far away Melbourne when Big Rigs caught up with him.

Scott, 35, who works for Blenners, had pulled up in his Kenworth K200 at a rest area near Rollingstone on the Bruce Highway.

“I will pick up a backload of frozen goods down there to deliver to Brisbane,” he said.

Blenners has a big depot beside the Bruce Highway, near Tully, and I had seen scores of their trucks on the roads during the past days.

“It is a good company to work for and the boss Les Blennerhassett is very fair,” he said.

Scott said the company drivers use electronic logbooks.

“When you get used to using them they are good,” he said.

Scott, who has many impressive tattoos on his arms, said the worst road he travelled on was between Gympie and Rockhampton.

Asked about his favourite roadhouse, Scott nominated the one at Gilgandra.

“That is good and it is hard to get a good shower at many,” he said.

Earlier in the week, Scott got held up for three hours near Proserpine due to heavy rain.

When he gets time off, Scott likes riding his 1999 Harley Night Train motorbike.

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