TRUCKIE Mark Candy, nicknamed Lollypop, has been steering for two years.
When he was a young nipper, Lollypop would steer the old Bedford out on the farm and that is where he realised the big steering wheel was better than playing with Tonka Toys in the back yard.
The real first truck Mark pedalled was a Kenworth T 401 when he was pulling a float and carting machinery while driving for his dad Craig Candy.
Nowadays the young pup cracks along the highways in a swank-looking International Eagle.
Stashed away under the big bonnet Inter is a Cummins Signature that squirts out 580 horse power. An 18-speed gear box has the job in hand. The unit rides on air bag suspension and pulls a Hamelex/White 34 foot alloy tipper, carting grain.
Young Mr Lollypop steers for Bee Jay's Haulage from South Australia.
Lollypop said the International Eagle was a top rig, did the job nicely and was real eye candy too.
Mark previously worked in civil engineering as a plant operator.
He told Big Rigs he wanted a change and trucking was the way. Lollypop said trucking was "sort of like being your own boss without the overhead costs."
One final word from this young pup is that he is single and looking for the right lady to truck with.
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