Just some of the dangers truckies face.
Just some of the dangers truckies face.

Dangers truckies face stopping here

A VETERAN female truck driver who now mostly is behind the wheel of a pilot vehicle travels extensively between Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

This woman told Spy of some of the dangers faced.

"Something needs to done and at Boggabilla in NSW where they break into your truck while you duck into a servo for a quick shower," she said.

The lady said that at Wilcannia and Moree there are regular cases of rocks being thrown at trucks.

And she said that oversize vehicles are targets.

"We go slower around corners and taking off from lights. Some like to break into pilot cars and trucks while drivers are asleep. I had it happen to me at St George in Queensland one night and luckily l had a Blue Heeler dog which saved me," she said.

This lady is around the age of 60.

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