This dynamic husband and wife duo, Karen and Stephen Ceissman, do two-up for a weekly 7000-kilometre round-trip towing quads from Brisbane to Darwin, and then back again – “and we haven’t killed each other yet,” joked Karen.
Is there any greater show of the love a truckie has for their truck than to get it permanently tattooed for the world to see?
Along with honing his truck driving skills over the past 12 years, Melbourne based truckie Filip Schubert has also become an avid truck photographer too.
A B-double owned by Dawson’s Haulage runs up and down the Newell Highway in support of Dolly’s Dream, which is taking a stand against bullying.
A year on from their first monthly truck meet, the two truckie mates who started the initiative to help bring truckies together and raise money for mental health can’t believe how far the event has come.
Though his trucking career has seen him move near and far, the lure of the outback has kept 42-year-old Mark Cottier coming back for more. “You can leave the outback, but once the red dust is in your bloodstream, you always seem to end up back there,” he said.
As she parks up her beloved Mack Trident for the last time, log truck driver Debbie Parr says she’s been lucky to enjoy the career she’s had.
MC driver Michele Simmons, 54, came into trucking much later than many. “My truck driving career started with a job at a mine site,” she recalled. Read more
Four decades ago, Patterson Cheney Isuzu dealer principal Terry Jewson fell into truck sales almost by chance, but dedication and a willingness to learn saw him quickly climb the ranks.
Now based in Kalgoorlie, Shane Ashton got the trucking bug early, inspired by his father Wayne Ashton, who is also a truckie.