“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.