Jim Rigney

WHEN Big Rigs approached veteran truckie Jim Rigney to have his pic snapped for Big Rigs, at first he was a bit shy and declined.

But 30 minutes later after he had spoken to a fellow truckie on his mobile phone, Jim changed his mind.

"I told my mate someone from Big Rigs was taking pics here at the roadhouse and he urged me to do it. He said how often does that happen?," Jim said.

The 57-year-old Jim drives a Volvo FH16 for Neave Transport and loves it.

"It has a 600hp Volvo motor and an automatic gearbox, which is a luxury," he said.

Jim has transported gym equipment from Sydney to Tully and was delighted about the probable positive health outcomes for future users.

He likes the Coolongolook Roadhouse in NSW and doesn't like driving the Roma to Mitchell highway.

Jim is another fishing enthusiast when he gets time off and his best spot is the Tweed River with his grandson.

"Sometimes we catch bream and flathead," he said.

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