“MY USUAL truck is an Iveco,” Paul Clark from Kingston told us recently, “and I am only in this one for today, but I must admit I am enjoying the drive, and also this beautiful winter weather!”
Paul had just pulled into the Caltex at Epping Forest for a quick refreshment stop at the time, and was enjoying driving Chris Bell’s 2017 FH Volvo, towing a drop deck bogey axle pantechnicon with a load of furniture on its return to Hobart, and then knock off for the day.
“I’ve been with Chris for nine years now”, he told us, “and no regrets at all. They are a great crowd to work for and I like the job.”
While we were enjoying a glorious winter’s day when chatting with Paul, this isn’t always the case with winter temperatures on the island sitting between three and 11 degrees. Traditionally Tasmania gets its main rainfall in winter driven by the Roaring Forties streaming across Australia’s southern coastline, so Paul was having a good day in the sun.
“There’s a lot of variety and always meeting different people. Sometimes it’s a lot of work, but there’s also a lot of job satisfaction in that!”
Time off, he added, was spent mainly taking it easy, but also going fishing.