Big Rigs talked to Craig McKenzie

WHEN Big Rigs spotted Craig McKenzie outside Mareeba on December 20, he had a big smile on his face.

It was obvious the 48-year-old enjoyed his job driving a refrigerated Hino FD around Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands for Max Stocks Ltd.

"I carry food, driving through some of the most beautiful scenery you could see," Craig said.

Craig was delivering cold food to the Portsmith Roadhouse, which is just outside Mareeba and up the road from Kuranda.

"I just love the freedom and have worked here for seven years," he said.

On his run, Craig goes as far as Mount Surprise on the way to the Gulf. His favourite place to stop for a snack is the Tall Timbers Roadhouse near Ravenshoe.

Possessing a good sense of humour, Craig answered quickly when asked his New Year's resolution.

"To stop breaking the resolutions I keep making every year and never manage to do," he said.

Craig is a keen supporter of the Newcastle Knights in the NRL and thinks their chances will improve sharply under former St George Dragons and Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett.

"I reckon Bennett is winding his way back to Queensland," he said with a laugh.

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