HAVING a 24-hour break before unloading his trailer of bananas at the Woolworths Barnawartha distribution centre was Gary Spark, of Townsville.
Driving a Volvo FH 16 with a B-double fridge van trailer set, Gary had loaded out of Innisfail earlier in the week, making his way down to the NSW/Victorian border via Charters Towers and Moree.
Gary drives the Volvo for S&G Transport of Brisbane, hauling produce and general freight up and down the east coast commenting: "They are great to work for, run good gear and keep it looked after".
Kicking off his truck-driving career 35 years ago in a Leyland Beaver and originally a Victorian, Gary has pretty much covered all of Australia from the cabin of a truck, and looks forward to catching up with some old mates next month in Queensland at the Refrigerated Roadways drivers’ reunion. "Those were the good old days," he said.