After securing his HR licence, WA-based John Fletcher was ready and determined to get behind the wheel of a truck. But despite the widespread hype about the state’s driver shortage, he spent months trying to get a foot in the door.
Hobart truckie Ian Geard was driving an eye-catching Bennett’s Petroleum 2018 460 Euro 4 FM Volvo and towing a fuel tanker when he stopped to chat with Big Rigs.
Having worked for Toll for the past nine years, Wayne Farley said he enjoys the work and the way the company maintains its trucks and cares for its drivers.
Steve Bush from Port Sorrell was driving his Mountain Dew 2001 twin steer Scania 310 14b pallet rigid, on his way back from Hobart – glad to be going home for a break after handling the Hobart operation through the festive season.
It was great to catch up with our esteemed old mate, Robert Wade from Nubeena while he was at Kempton.
It was just before dusk when Big Rigs saw Brisbane based driver Stephen Findlow behind the wheel of a Volvo FH-16 B-double, parked at Malanda in North Queensland.
Sydney based owner-operator Matt Sultana was deep in the tropics at Bowen in North Queensland when Big Rigs chatted with him.
An old 1987 Toyota Dyna which is a common sight around Ravenshoe in the northern tropics is driven by owner Terry McNee, who used to operate in Sydney.
Eight-year-old Max Tuxworth is a chip off the old block and looks certain to follow his father and grandparents and be an integral part of the legendary far north Queensland family road transport business.
Josh Rigney had hauled pallets from Kapunda in South Australia to Townsville when he stopped to have a yarn with Big Rigs.