Scott Davison, 49, had just been to a Townsville clinic for his first Covid-19 vaccination when Big Rigs saw him parked up for a 24-hour fatigue break.
“It was some hours ago and I haven’t had any side effects,” Davison said.
He was driving a Freightliner for Mystgold Transport and mainly carries groceries to Woolworths supermarkets.
“I transport produce as far away as Mount Isa out west, Cairns to the north and south to Sarina. But I can get anywhere in Australia,” he said.
With Davison was his trusty pet dog Belle which he described as “a great companion”.
Davison likes stopping at the BP Cluden and Bohle Puma because they cater well for truckies.
Born at Wollongong, NSW, Davison reckons there are enough rest areas – with one qualification.
“The ones that we use generally need more shaded areas,” he said.
When he gets time off, Davison enjoys a cold beer on a hot day and there are plenty of those in the tropics.
“I also restore old vehicles including a panel van and an Ford F150 and watch cricket and football,” he said.
Davison is a parochial Australian Cricket Team supporter and likes the Essendon Bombers in the AFL and the Sydney Bulldogs in the rival NRL.
Even though the Bulldogs finished with the wooden spoon this season in the 16-club NRL, he is enthusiastic for the future.
The Bulldogs have signed numerous big names for 2022 and Essendon finished eighth in the AFL and played finals football.
In conclusion, Davison said he loved the job and intends on having the second Covid jab.
“It is a very good life I have at the moment,” he said.