Troy Gibson

Big Rigs - - TRUCKIN’ IN THE TROP­ICS WITH ALF WIL­SON -

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.

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