IT WAS good to catch up with Bruce Keating from Barrington, or "God's own country" as he would have it, when he rolled in to Mood Food at Kempton for a bite to eat. The stop is currently under renovation, but the girls are still cheerfully serving the same good coffee and tucker as usual.
He was driving a Caltas 2010 T-402 with a 470 Cummins up front and towing a nice tanker, on his way from Hobart to Campbelltown and Devonport and then knock off for the day.
Bruce tells us he has been there now for four years, and reckons it's a great outfit and job, saying "my only regret is that I didn't come here 30 years ago".
And he was also very happy with the Kenworth, describing it as a great bit of modern technology, and it is comfortable and a pleasure to drive.
He tells us he will be working through the holidays except for Christmas Day, and would like to wish everyone a great Christmas and holiday period, and adds, "And whatever you do, keep it safe".