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.
Some drivers who travel regularly along the east coast of Tasmania which has numerous tight corners are concerned they have not been contactable on their UHF, reports our Spy on The Road.
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.
Rarely do you meet a man happier to combine his twin loves of motorbikes and trucks, as is the case for Launceston-based truckie and motorbike enthusiast Jack Rockliff.
Though he still sees himself primarily as a farmer, William Ferguson has had trucks on his Tassie farm for years and enjoys getting behind the wheel. Read more
Retired from firefighting, John Hazzlewood now volunteers with the Tasmanian Fire Service Museum, helping to maintain and restore the state’s fire trucks and vehicles from times gone by. Read more
Travelling through Campbelltown, Tasmania, Big Rigs chatted with truck driver Steve Watts and several small business owners from the area about the proposed bypass.
For miner turned truckie, Philip Church, the freedom of Tassie’s wide open roads, coupled with its picturesque scenery, have proven to be a winning combination.
A truckie who stopped in a small town to use a toilet in an area that sees many B-doubles pass through was shocked when he returned to his vehicle and saw he had been fined.
Spy has heard from some truckies that busy Campbell Town, on the Midlands or Heritage Highway in Tasmania, may have a road built to bypass the town – however the topic has caused some debate.