Truckie Profiles

From tradie to truckie

We recently caught up with Greg Wylie from Nubeena on the Tasman Peninsula when he stopped for a hot cuppa and a refreshment.

He was driving a Hall Earthmoving 2003 Kenworth T604 with a 550hp C-15 Cat up front and towing a loader which he had picked up from Hellyer on the north-west coast early that morning.

He was taking it to the depot at Stoner, meaning he had a very long day ahead.

It’s always nice to see Mick Hall’s trucks out and about. “I did my trade as a plumber, but I had already got my licence, and I wanted a bit of variety and then the opportunity came up, and I started driving machinery for Mick about five years ago, and happily I am still here and it is a great job, with tons of variety,” Wylie said.

“We work all over Tasmania, from one end of the state to the other and including sites out in the backblocks. In fact there is hardly anywhere we haven’t been now. I like the truck too.”

When he’s not behind the wheel, Wylie enjoys heading over to his bush property down at Nubeena, where he does odds and ends, but really enjoys the opportunity to go out fishing.

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