IT WAS good to catch up with Danny Howard from Highclere the other day when he dropped in to Mood Food, the 24-hour Caltex truckstop and roadhouse at Kempton, for a quick bite to eat and a cuppa.
He was driving Coastal Auto Transport's busy 2007 Hino rigid with its beavertail car carrier with three cars on board at the time and was on his way from Hobart back to Burnie.
Danny tells us he has been with the outfit for eight months now, and that he is really enjoying the job.
"You are virtually your own boss," he said.
"Though Marcus Horsch sitting in his nice air-conditioned office watching the bushfires from his window actually thinks he is!"