When Big Rigs saw Greg Hancock just before dark, he was checking a trailer behind his Kenworth K104 along the Townsville Port Access Road.
Working in some of the more remote parts of Australia, in the Northern Territory, is a genuine love for Alice Springs based truckie Steven ‘Slim’ Elmore.
When Big Rigs called Paul Haworth for a chat, he was loading hydrochloric acid, bound for Tropicana Gold Mine.
Like every other owner-operator, NSW driver Basil ‘Spitz’ Spitzkowsky has been affected by the big increase in fuel prices.
Friendly truckie Joe Lo-Monaco, 52, is from a well-respected family with strong connections to the road transport industry at Silkwood in North Queensland.
By the age of 12, Nathan Brock was already driving trucks around the family farm – so it’s probably no surprise that he ended up taking that career path.
Inspired by his father and grandfather, Leigh Butcher, 33, developed a love for trucks at a very young age. “I grew up around trucks. My pop and my dad were both truckies. Pop did livestock; and dad did livestock and general,” he said.
Burdekin-based truckie Raymond Finn was driving a late model Volvo towing four trailers and carrying molasses when Big Rigs caught up with him.
Being a diesel mechanic certainly comes in handy for north Queensland truckie Phil Ellevsen who drives a Western Star 4900 for Velocity Haulage based at the Bohle.
A lot has changed for Ian Bird, 77, since he first starting driving trucks over half a century ago at the age of 22.