Former British Army Royal Marine Grant Easton is a happy Aussie truckie who drives a Volvo Fh-16 Euro5 600 for Brisbane company Barakel Pty Ltd.
Often seen around the streets in Townsville, David Talbot runs a local plumbing business and was recently voted as the city’s best plumber by readers of the local Townsville Bulletin newspaper.
Victorian owner-operator Mark Young had five different border passes in the cabin of his Kenworth 904 when Big Rigs saw him deep in the tropics of north Queensland.
It was once described as the ‘Highway from Hell’ and amongst the most dangerous routes in Australian for heavy vehicles to travel on despite being a major inland route for truckies.
Based at Wagga Wagga in NSW, owner-operator Mark Close of Closey’s Transport was far away in Townsville when Big Rigs saw him at BP Cluden.
It looks certain that 11-year-old Braxston Clay will follow in the footsteps of his father Jonathon Friend and become a truckie.
Daniel Schaepman drives a 2015 Caterpillar truck for Baxter’s Haulage and was hooking up trailers when Big Rigs saw him.
It was extremely windy the morning Big Rigs saw driver Andrew Sloss attending to a trailer behind the Western Star 4800 he drives for Daryl Dickenson Transport, which is based at Yatala in southern Queensland.
54-year-old Roberto Lopez works for TCB Transport, which has depots in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
It has been Australia’s only fundraising convoy for sick kids since the pandemic struck, and at the end of yesterday’s Townsville event organiser Ren Pedersen was delighted to hold up a large cheque for $62,020. Read more