Truckin’ on the border: Alan Coe

A BIT of bad luck with a couple of trailer tyres saw JRT subcontractor Alan Coe making an unscheduled stop on the border recently when Big Rigs stopped by for a chat.

Alan was driving his 2015-model Scania with a whopping 730 horsepower on tap, which, according to Alan, makes short work of the loads he carries in his Stag B-double tipper set.

"She's a big one, but I can load at a higher mass and it does it so easy - the auto-shift is beautiful and it's comfortable to drive, too."

Alan's Scania is the fourth he has owned, and he reckons the dealer backup post-sale is first class.

Alan was on his way to Swan Hill loaded with biscuit meal for stock feed, and was going to backload potatoes from Boundary Bend back to Sydney.

After driving government buses, he moved into trucks in the mid-1970s driving a MAN, hauling general freight, and has just clocked up 25 years working for JRT as one of its subcontractors.

The JRT work sees him travelling all over eastern Australia hauling stock feed, potatoes, clay and fertiliser, along with an occasional run across to the Whyalla steelworks in South Australia.

Based at Aylmerton near Mittagong in New South Wales, Alan enjoys getting his motorbike out for some track days when not on the road.

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