How on earth did Stephen's nickname become PIG?
THE first thing I noticed when Stephen Maguire parked his Western Star 4800 was the number plate which included PIG.
So I just had to ask the Hervey Bay based owner-operator how that came to be.
"My dad gave me that nickname when I was a baby because he reckoned I ate like a pig and it has stuck,” Stephen said.
His company name is SM Maguire Transport and the Western Star is powered by a 550hp Signature with an 18 speed Road Ranger gearbox.
"I have brought up poly pipes from Toowoomba to Townsville and have an 18m long barge as a backload for Melbourne where it will be used for jetty maintenance,” he said.
Stephen couldn't nominate the worst road he travels on.
He said there was a genuine shortage of rest areas in Queensland but was happy with the number south of the border in NSW and Victoria. Stephen's first truck was a White Road Boss back in 1989 and outside work enjoys water skiing.