It was great to catch up with Richard Harvey from Deloraine recently when he pulled up in a very neat Orion Tanks 2021 Fuso 1227 rigid, towing a trailer.
With a deep rain depression threatening, we made our way north to the Caltex at Epping Forest the other day, being pleased to note the number of trucks back on the road again.
It is always satisfying catching up with people we have known for some time, and the last time we ran into Jamie Shelton, from Hadspen, he was over picking up a heavy load from Zeehan on the far West Coast.
We recently caught up with Greg Wylie from Nubeena on the Tasman Peninsula when he stopped for a hot cuppa and a refreshment.
Now a major fixture on the Tasmanian Trucking calendar is the Pembroke Park at Sorell on the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend on June 13.
It was a sunny morning and promised a beautiful day after a cold frosty (-4) Deloraine night when Amber Brosnan arrived in town, driving her Ryan’s Transport’s 2012 Freightliner CST 112 prime mover with a Detroit Diesel DD13 12.8L inline-six and an 18 Speed transmission. Read more
“Well I started out working as a seasonal worker, but I’ve always wanted to drive trucks, and one day I decided to get a fork and truck licence, and go looking for a job,” Lindsay Murfet said.
It’s always good to catch up with drivers in those neat little ‘CAT’ rigs, and so it was when we caught up with Glenn Beer from Burnie at the rapidly expanding and evolving Mood Food 24-hour truckstop/roadhouse at Kempton.
Stopping over at the very popular Caltex at Sassafras the other day, we were very happy to catch up with Tommy Buckle from Colac, who drives a Wettenhalls 2020 V8 Euro 6 Scania log truck on the big island.
Scott Fisher from Hobart was just pulling out of a local truckstop in a Toll 600hp Volvo FH16 when he stopped to chat with Big Rigs.