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.
When Big Rigs saw driver Gerry Netter recently, he was on the lookout for accommodation.
Life has changed dramatically for Bluewater Springs Roadhouse owners Geoff and Melissa Bolster since the coronavirus pandemic hit the headlines in 2019.
Armed with a bottle of cleaning liquid and a big smile on his face, Shepherd had been cleaning his truck whilst on a break when Big Rigs caught up with him.
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.
This truckie has done something that no other truck driver I have spoken to in the past 10 years has – that is to have a break in his sleeper box off the Flinders Highway at the top of the Burra Range between Torren’s Creek and Pentland in north Queensland after dark.
Terry Sharp possesses a wealth knowledge about the road transport industry. Big Rigs caught up with him beside Townsville’s Port Access Road, while he was with the Volvo FH16 he drives for Sawtells.
Owner operator Glenn Gravener was in Townsville and heading for the Northern Territory carrying stocklick when Big Rigs had a yarn to him.
Good Samaritan is an apt description of truckie Mark Spall in an era where many will cruise past a broken down truckie instead of stopping to offer help.
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. Read more