Completing his final delivery prior to returning to Hobart and knocking off for the day, Big Rigs caught up with Sam Dunn while he was passing through New Norfolk.
Stopping over at Mood Food, the 24-hour Bennett’s Caltex Truckstop and Roadhouse at Kempton the other day, with its great kitchen, hot meals and clean and convenient amenities for drivers, we were lucky to catch up with Glen Bonner from Exeter when he rolled in for a refreshment stop and a hot cuppa. Read more
It was once again great to catch up with one of our earliest local Tasmanian friends in the industry, and one who was so happy being reunited with his truck, that he could hardly get the smile off his face. Read more
“What a pity, you caught me when I’m not in my usual truck, a T950, but it’s in getting a bit of work done on it just now,” said Brad Lang from Huonville when we recently caught up with him at Epping Forest Caltex.
After completing an apprenticeship as a welder/fabricator, the lure of the open road came calling. “The chance to take up driving presented itself, with the opportunity to get out on the open road and out of the big sheds, and it has proved to be the right move for me,” said Sam Lyne, adding he has no regrets.
Moving from Perth to Tassie, from tippers to curtainsiders and from an owner operator to working for a company, Steven Linturn sure knows how to switch things up and keep them interesting.
We were sad to hear from our man down in the Colac area, Tommy MacSporan, that another well-known and popular Victorian trucking legend Ian ‘Superduck’ McDonald from Warrnambool, has been having a bit of a rough time of late, and we would like to join his many friends on the road in wishing him a speedy recovery and better days ahead.
Big Rigs recently caught up with truckie Bernie Triffett from Brighton, just north of Hobart. He had just driven in to fuel up his 1994 CHR Mack ‘Elite’ with a 427 V-Mack up front and was towing a tri-axle tautliner.
Twelve months into his gig with Dorsett Transport in Tasmania, Justin Wood couldn’t be happier. He caught up with Big Rigs when he pulled up for a break at a local truck stop.