Doron Steel
Doron Steel Jonathan Wallis

Daron's favourite load is potatoes

"I'M CARTING potatoes from Cressy to Ulverstone at the moment,” Daron Steel, from Carrick, said when we caught up with him grabbing a hot bite to eat and a hot cuppa at the Caltex at Sassafras.

He was driving his Steel Transport 2018 Scania G-500 and towing a potato bin at the time.

"I've been doing this for five months now,” he said, "but I have been working in the family business since I was 19 or 20, a lifetime in fact, doing livestock and gravel carting, all sorts of things and a heap of variety.

"Now days it's all potatoes, from pretty well the Smithton area to everywhere. I am really enjoying carting spuds, to me it's a cushy job, unlike carting cattle for example!”

Asked about time off, he replied: "Time off? What's that? When I'm not doing maintenance I am renovating the house, though we do try to take the caravan out and head north to the sunshine in winters, every now and then!”

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