A Scania cruised up the main street of scenic Malanda on the Atherton Tablelands and pulled up on a corner.
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.
Five new truck-only rest areas will be built in Tasmania within a year ,with another 14 informal sites to be brought up to better standards than they are now.
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.
Usually carrying boats, trailers or the like, Chris Barnes was carrying hay, deep in the tropics, on a blistering hot day, when he stopped to chat with Big Rigs.
Not many of us who make New Year’s Resolutions each year actually stick to them, but there are some exceptions. Two truckies, one from NT and one from SA, decided late in the year that theirs’ would be to lose weight – and that they did.
Most truckies who travel away from home have breaks in their truck, while some stay in motels. Those who take their four-legged friends with them on the road can be limited as to where they can stay, but Spy has come across a motel that welcomes pets too.