Dave Harper


ON the front of the 1998 Ford Louisville driven by owner-driver Dave Harper are the words: “He’s Gone Walk­a­bout Again”.

Based at Coon­abarabran in NSW the com­pany is named JayDee Haulage and is run by the 52-year-old Dave and his part­ner Joan Poyser.

“I go Aus­tralia wide and I don’t get home as of­ten as I would like - so that is the rea­son for the sign,” he ex­plained.

Big Rigs yarned to Dave at the BP Clu­den in Townsville on Au­gust 16 and he was trans­port­ing army equip­ment.

Dave was asked if he had any gripes about the in­dus­try and was quick to an­swer.

“Rates are a very big prob­lem and so are bad roads, car­a­vans and some of the food. The high­way be­tween Miles and Goondi­windi is ter­ri­ble,” he said.

When Dave was asked to nom­i­nate a road­house he likes he went for the Puma Bohle on the north­ern out­skirts of Townsville.

His aim is to spend more time at home with his fam­ily.

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