Tassie truck driver Matt McKenzie is looking forward to busy times ahead as harvest time kicks in.
The delivery of five new Iveco X-Ways and three Stralis AS-Ls bring the Iveco truck count to 40 at Tassie trucking operation Monson Logistics.
Matthew Daley from Hobart was driving a Muskett’s 2015 Kenworth K200 with a quad dog loaded with plantation timber from Koonya and was on his way to Long Reach when he stopped for a chat.
We first saw this impressive Norton Transport 500hp Scania as the demo pulling a B-double. Roger Neal is the man driving it and Big Rigs caught up with him as he pulled out of a truck stop on his return to Burnie from Hobart.
It’s always good to catch up with old friends, as it was when we met up with owner-driver Andrew Arnold from Bridport.
From driving tractors and farm machinery, Luke Williams soon progressed onto something much bigger – and after three years as a truckie, he says he couldn’t be happier.
“I’ve been on the road pretty well all my life, trucks, excavators and so on, and I’ve never, other than those odd occasions we all have, regretted taking it up for a living,” said Ron Hillier, who will soon be taking the wheel of a brand new rig.
Haydn Bean had just rolled in driving his always immaculate Bean Family Transport 2002 T-404 S Kenworth with a Series 60 up front and towing a Fresh Freight fridge pan, when he stopped to chat with Big Rigs.
Though things may have slowed down a little for this Tassie truckie, due to the COVID pandemic, as restrictions begin to ease and borders start to open, things are rapidly picking up.
It is always a pleasure to catch up with those indefatigable drivers from RBA Linehaul, and so it was when Adam Johnston from Ulverstone pulled up.