Truckie Profiles

Taking extra care out on the road

Paul Weaver drives a MAN TGX2 for Daccab based at Morisset Heads on the central coast of NSW and had brought up fencing material from NSW for Wondecla in the far north when Big Rigs saw him.

Aged 60 (although he looks much younger), Weaver had to pick up machinery for a backload to Canberra.

“I drove through a plague of insects at Millaa Millaa on the Atherton Tablelands so the truck is a bit dirty,” he said.

Weaver lives at Long Jetty on the central coast and on his travels up to the tropics likes to stop at the Caltex Bowen beside the Bruce Highway.

He finds the Flinders Highway between Hughenden and Cloncurry as needing extra careful care while negotiating it.

“The part of the Fitzroy Development Highway known as the Cattle Roads also is dangerous,” he said.

Before becoming a full-time truckie three years ago, Weaver drover tippers around Taree in NSW.

Weaver barracks for the highly ranked South Sydney Rabbitohs in the NRL which should ensure his interest will be maintained until deep into the finals series.

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