Nathan Brooks

Big Rigs - - TRUCKIN’ IN TASSIE WITH JON WALLIS -

“AF­TER driv­ing for 18 years on the Main­land, I can hardly be­gin to say how good it is be­ing home in Tas­ma­nia, home at night and sleep­ing in my own bed,” Nathan Brooks, our old mate from Launce­s­ton, told us the other day when we caught up with him at Kemp­ton.

He was driv­ing a Kel­lara Trans­port 2002 470 Hp Mack Tri­dent at the time and was tow­ing a su­per tilt tray with an Ausco site build­ing on the back from Nys­tar in Ho­bart up to the Ausco de­pot in Saint Leonards at the time.

“I have been work­ing with Kel­lara now for three years, and I’d have to say they are a great out­fit to work for, and a good crowd all round,” he said.

“Also they are keep­ing us all busy which is good at this time of the year! So I’ve been on the road al­to­gether now for about 22 years, and I’d have to say it has looked af­ter me, and I have no re­grets. Time off and week­ends is hap­pily spent with the fam­ily!”

Nathan says he en­joys liv­ing in Launce­s­ton, one of the old­est towns in Aus­tralia be­ing es­tab­lished in 1806.

Built where two trib­u­taries join to form the Ta­mar River, Launce­s­ton to­day has a pop­u­la­tion of about 88,000.

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