Truckie Profiles

Decades on the road

Based in Brisbane, Ken Cathcart runs Kaje Carriers Pty Ltd. He was driving a Freightliner he has had for eight years when he caught up with Big Rigs.

Aged 60, Cathcart had been a truck driver since he was in his twenties and had carried crane parts between Townsville and Brisbane.

Veteran owner-operator Cathcart has had one Covid-19 test which proved negative and doubts if he will get vaccinated. “I have never had a flu needle,” he said.

Describing himself as a single and eligible bachelor, Cathcart said he enjoyed stopping at the Gregory Downs Hotel in the Queensland outback.

“They cook a good feed there and the people are friendly,” he said.

Cathcart nominated the Bruce Highway, north of Rockhampton, as being challenging to drive on.

His hobby outside work is restoring classic motorcycles including a 1970s Honda.

A major achievement for Cathcart was giving up smoking in 1996.

A father of a daughter and three sons, one of them being Kenny Cathcart Junior, who recently appeared in Big Rigs.

Cathcart barracks for the North Queensland Cowboys in the NRL, which are out of contention for a finals berth this season.

But his second favourite team, the Manly Sea Eagles, are amongst the top eight sides.

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