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.
Completing his final delivery prior to returning to Hobart and knocking off for the day, Big Rigs caught up with Sam Dunn while he was passing through New Norfolk.
“What a pity, you caught me when I’m not in my usual truck, a T950, but it’s in getting a bit of work done on it just now,” said Brad Lang from Huonville when we recently caught up with him at Epping Forest Caltex.
Moving from Perth to Tassie, from tippers to curtainsiders and from an owner operator to working for a company, Steven Linturn sure knows how to switch things up and keep them interesting.
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