Driver Profiles

Mon 1 Apr 2019

The first truck Dustin drove was an Isuzu

The first truck Dustin drove was an Isuzu

HAPPY truckie Dustin Limbrick was far away from his Bundaberg home in Queensland in January when Big Rigs saw him at a New South Wales rest area.

Fri 29 Mar 2019

Marcus reckons not enough rest areas in Victoria

Marcus reckons not enough rest areas in Victoria

WHEN Big Rigs spoke to driver Marcus Dale in late December he was transporting booze from Queensland to Mentone in Victoria.

Wed 27 Mar 2019

'Why didn't I start trucking sooner?'

'Why didn't I start trucking sooner?'

"I HAVE been with Robbie since last June when he gave me a start in the industry, and I am rapt in the job so far.”

Tue 26 Mar 2019

Craig loves working the linehaul

Craig loves working the linehaul

HE WAS driving a Toll 2019 Mack Granite with a 435 V-Mack up front and towing a box from Toll Shipping at Burnie on his return leg to Hobart.

Mon 25 Mar 2019

Robert reckons this Cat is a great truck

Robert reckons this Cat is a great truck

HE WAS driving a Ryan's Transport 2010 Cat with 550Hp up front and towing a tautliner at the time.

Fri 22 Mar 2019

This truckie made his reality TV debut

This truckie made his reality TV debut

WE CAUGHT up with the elusive Jeff Elliot from Edinburgh, now New Norfolk, when he rolled in to the Caltex Truckstop/Roadhouse at Epping Forest

Thu 21 Mar 2019

'Other motorists do some silly things'

'Other motorists do some silly things'

JEFF said it can be very dangerous driving New South Wales roads.

Thu 14 Mar 2019

Wayne loves the Tasmanian sea change

Wayne loves the Tasmanian sea change

IT WAS good to catch up with Wayne Smith from Launceston at Kempton when he rolled in driving a Polytec 2014 UD "Condor” PK 17 280 rigid tautliner.

Wed 13 Mar 2019

Henri's Isuzu a 'great truck all round'

Henri's Isuzu a 'great truck all round'

WE SAW our old friend Henri Khan from Launceston when he wheeled in to Mood Food, the 24-hour roadhouse and truck stop at Kempton on the Midland Highway.

Tue 12 Mar 2019

Matthew truck is named after his boss' grandson

Matthew truck is named after his boss' grandson

"THE outfit have started naming the trucks after family members, and you will see that this one is 'Harry' after one of the grandchildren.”

Mon 11 Mar 2019

This Western Star rates for Kelson

This Western Star rates for Kelson

PASSING through Kempton, heading north, we ran into Kelson Gale from Devonport, though he is originally from Smithton.

Fri 8 Mar 2019

Ranjit loves trucking in Australia

Ranjit loves trucking in Australia

ENTHUSIASTIC cricket follower Ranjit Singh is one of an increasing number of Indian men who drive trucks in New South Wales

Thu 7 Mar 2019

Have you met a friendlier truckie than Martin?

Have you met a friendlier truckie than Martin?

YOU would go a long way to find a more friendly truckie than Martin Wood, who drives a Kenworth T609.

Wed 6 Mar 2019

Nine Mile Roadhouse rates top of Rob's list

Nine Mile Roadhouse rates top of Rob's list

ROB James was delivering milk to businesses at Mount Molloy in the Far North when Big Rigs ambushed him on January 11.

These are our Tassie fire heroes

These are our Tassie fire heroes

MUCH has been said in the media about the competence of the fireys in the recent Tasmania fires, including volunteers from interstate and even New Zealand.

Tue 26 Feb 2019

Ken reckons truckies need more rest areas

Ken reckons truckies need more rest areas

WE CHAT with some of Australia's drivers to find out what makes them tick

Mon 25 Feb 2019

Stalked by a croc and lived to tell the tale

Stalked by a croc and lived to tell the tale

WE CHAT with some of Australia's drivers to find out what makes them tick.

Fri 22 Feb 2019

Truckie Brett loves the fast life

Truckie Brett loves the fast life

WE CHAT with some of Australia's drivers to find out what makes them tick

Thu 21 Feb 2019

'What else is life all about?'

'What else is life all about?'

WE CHAT with some of Australia's drivers to find out what makes them tick

Bronson loves driving in the bush

Bronson loves driving in the bush

WE CHAT with some of Australia's drivers to find out what makes them tick

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