Truckie Profiles

From the south to the tropics

Owner operator Glenn Gravener was in Townsville and heading for the Northern Territory carrying stocklick when Big Rigs had a yarn to him.

He was driving a Kenworth T650 and had pulled up at the heavy vehicle breakdown pad beside the Townsville Port Access Road.

“I am taking this to a station at Alexandria in the NT,” he said.

Super fit for a 62-year-old, Gravener said that the Covid-19 pandemic did have an effect on truckies. “It certainly has slowed us down a lot with closures but I get into the NT a lot and it is not so bad there,” he said.

Gravener’s company is GR & KM Transport and his trademark is his wide brimmed hat.

“My nickname is Groover which I have had for many years,” he said.

A Cowboys supporter in the NRL, Gravener likes fishing when he does get some time off.

“I go to Alligator Creek near my home but often catch nothing,” he said.

Originally Gravener hails from Leongatha in Victoria but now loves living in the tropics.

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