Driver profile: Spencer Griggs
WELL it is always nice to catch up with Spencer Griggs from Huonville, and so it was when we caught up with him at the Caltex at Epping Forest the other evening. He was driving his 2005 Iveco 4500 and towing a B-double loaded with stock from the last calf sale at Pianna back down the Huon at the time. Spencer tells us he has decided to continue running his iconic business and after 20 years on the road as an owner driver he feels it is still a good life, even with all the well-known problems of running a small business (and working for the bank), in Australia today. He currently has three trucks on the road, this Iveco, a Volvo and the new Scania, all good trucks he added, and having a good crew working for him always helps. He added he mostly stops at "the Forest" as it is very convenient and the coffee good.