Brett Brown
Brett Brown Alf Wilson

He wanted to be a truckie, so he just did it

FIFTEEN years ago Brett Brown decided he wanted to be a driver, so he purchased a truck.

"I was born and bred on a farm at Lake Cargelligo and had always wanted to be a truckie so I became one,” he said.

Now based at Gunnedah, his company is named Brown & Sons Transport and Brett drives a Western Star 4900.

I met up with the 48-year-old Brett in Townsville on April 26 and his two tipper trailers were parked near the Western Star.

"I have been carrying fertiliser from Phosphate Hill to Townsville and there has been lots of grasshoppers on the Flinders Hwy between Cloncurry and Richmond,” he said.

Brett enjoys fishing with moderate success when he manages to get time off and also spending time with his sons.

"I love going motorbike riding with them,” he said.

He likes stopping at the Puma Cluden Roadhouse for "good value meals and clean facilities”.

Brett rates the worst road he gets on as near Goondiwindi.

"But there are many dirt roads which are terrible,” he said.

Standing at 168cm tall, Brett said he dislikes car drivers who do dangerous things.

"Some pull out in front of you. As for van drivers, some are good and others not,” he said.

Brett barracks for the Manly Sea Eagles in the NRL.

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