Experienced owner-operator Chris Howard is proud of his 1981 White Road Boss truck.
That was easy to see when I saw him tending to it recently.
Aged 53, Howard’s company is C&C Howard and he is based at Wauchope in New South Wales.
“I am checking out the truck and doing some maintenance whilst I have a break here at BP Cluden in Townsville,” he said.
Howard said there was a genuine shortage of truck friendly rest areas especially in Queensland.
He added that a major federal election issue for owner-drivers was the cost of fuel which impacted everybody.
The highway he dislikes travelling on is the Leichhardt Highway in Queensland.
The first truck he drove was a TK Bedford, with his long career ensuing.
Howard barracks for the Canberra Raiders in the NRL and he hauled pipes from Victoria to north Queensland.