Les Curry

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

HAPPY truckie Les Curry drives a 2012 Volvo FH16 with a 600hp mo­tor and au­to­matic gear­box for Jim­boomba com­pany RTL Trans­port.

The 49-year-old Les has been with the com­pany for more than two decades.

“I am cart­ing card­board from Wa­col to In­n­is­fail in north Queens­land,” Les said when I saw him at the BP Clu­den on Au­gust 16.

“I have a back­load of pro­duce to pick up at Bowen for Bris­bane,” he said.

Les has been a truckie since he was aged 18 and can’t see that chang­ing in the fu­ture. “This is a pretty good truck,” he said. The vet­eran truckie said the BP Clu­den was a great place to stop and was asked the worst road he gets along.

“The one be­tween Char­ters Tow­ers and Cler­mont head­ing south,” he said.

Les doesn’t have any ma­jor hob­bies but has a favourite recre­ation when he gets time off. “I like to have a few coldies at home,” he said. One of the things Les doesn’t like is driv­ing past where crashes have been, es­pe­cially when a death oc­curred. “It makes me won­der how they hap­pen,” he said.

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