Aged 53, Lindsay Elmore drives a Nissan UD for Linfox out of Townsville and carries general freight locally and to Charters Towers and the Burdekin.
When we caught up for a chat, Elmore was delivering groceries to supermarkets as well as pallets of beer.
Nicknamed Stretch, Elmore stands at just over 200cm tall and is a very friendly and knowledgeable driver.
“This is a beautiful truck and is so comfortable and feels like I am sitting in a lounge chair when I drive it,” he said.
A truckie for 35 years, Elmore started out driving for Ansett Freight Express.
He was stopped at BP Cluden. “I like stopping here and also at the rest area just past Mingela on the Flinders Highway,” he said.
The first truck Elmore drove was a Toyota HiAce. His hobby outside work is collecting antiques and studying military history.
Elmore was a member of the Army Reserve between 1986 and 2006 and has a brother Steven who is a Northern Territory truckie.