Rick Petersen
Rick Petersen Jonathan Wallis

This Scania 'still purrs like a kitten'

"WELL I've been on the road since I got my HC licence at 19, and I'm still loving it and especially here in Tasmania!”

Rick Petersen from Dulcott told us when we ran into him at Mood Food on the Midland Highway.

He had just pulled in for a cuppa and a bite to eat, and he was driving a SRT Logistics 2012 R 560 V-8 Scania, and towing a B-double on his way from Brighton to Launceston and then return with a load of groceries.

"I've been driving for SRT for about four years now, and I am truly loving it, they are a professional Tasmanian local outfit operating the best, always well maintained, gear and they really look after their drivers, you couldn't ask for more than that!” he said.

"Look at this Scania, one and a half million on the clock and still purring like a kitten.”

Away from the road Rick tells us he has a small farm that keeps him busy, and he also enjoys getting down to Baskerville, the 2.01 km (1.26 mi) permanent motor racing circuit located just outside Hobart, where he is a Performance driving instructor on track days.

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