TROY Gibson drives a 2012 Peterbilt for Brisbane company Freighshift and enjoys being a truckie, especially because of all the people he gets to meet.
Aged 40, Troy had picked up army gear from the big defence force exercises at Shoalwater Bay in Central Queensland to deliver to Lavarack Barracks in Townsville.
Big Rigs met Troy on August 16 on the outshirts of Townsville and he said he has been a truckie for 15 years.
“I just about live out of this truck and have lots of noodles and a kettle with me at all times,” he said.
Troy said the most challenging road he travelled on was between Ban Ban Springs and Gin Gin.
Previously Troy had been an owner-driver but said he now enjoyed working for a company. “I sold out last year,” he said. Troy said the Peterbilt was a good reliable truck and it ensured he seen lots of Australia.
Possessing a great sense of humour, Troy’s Christian name ensures this friendly truckie has some people asking does he go to the “Troylet” for a call of nature.
“I get that quite often,” he said with a laugh.