Aussie-made trailers

MUNDABULLANGANA station owner Michael Thompson knew he wanted something a little different for his first truck.

You see, he's a cray fisherman first and foremost with the family business Indian Ocean Rock Lobster, but he also runs the Munda cattle station and tourism operations alongside those businesses - and he's a proud Aussie.

Most people have a barbecue or a beer on Australia Day to show their love of the country.  

Some wave flags, others gain their citizenship, but Mr Thompson decided he wanted to show his Aussie pride more than one day a year.

Mr Thompson said the family rock lobster business was the second biggest exporter in WA and was heavily into primary production.

The trailers are double sheeted, provide exceptional fuel economy and have a canvas curtain-type system - with the Aussie flag proudly painted down the side.

He said the design kept the cattle calm and stopped effluent from escaping.

Truckie Gary Hessey drives the truck and the irony of a New Zealander carting trailers covered in Aussie flags is not lost on him.

The truck has been on the road since mid-2014 and still grabs a lot of attention.

Gary's been driving trucks for 20 years and cattle for 15.

He bucks the stereotypical truckie image and said he'd rather go to the gym than the pub on Australia Day - saying the gym had cleaner showers.

He's a member of Anytime Fitness and can usually find a gym, they're all over the country - you might have to drop trailers to access them.

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