SUNSHINE Coast-based Trent Ward was delivering furniture and pool tables to North Queensland when I saw him at the Townsville BP Cluden Roadhouse on August 3.
The 39-year-old Trent was driving a Volvo FM9 for Furniture Removals and Transport and has been a truckie for five years.
“I have to drop off some of my load here in Townsville and the rest up the highway at Cairns,” he said.
It was the first time Trent had driven the Volvo so far north.
“I usually bring up a Hino and the job is great but I do come across some dangerous car drivers,” he said.
Outside work, Trent enjoys archery as a hobby at Forest Glen on the Sunshine Coast.
His favourite roadhouses are the Puma outlets at Gin Gin and Calliope and the BP Cluden.
Trent was asked which was the worst road he has to travel on and replied swiftly.
“The dirt road near Dysart in Central Queensland is rough, bumpy and dusty,” he said.