“I RECKON this is a really top outfit to work for,” Matt Howe from Deloraine said one grey afternoon, as he took the time to catch up with Big Rigs. “As well as being nice and handy being a local mob.” We happened upon Matt at Mood Food on the Midland Highway when he stopped off for a refreshment break recently.
He was driving a Highland Haulage 1997 Aeromax with an N-14 Cummins up front.
Matt was towing a well adorned tri-axle drop deck trailer with a load of general freight on his way back from Hobart to the depot at Deloraine. A predominantly rural farming town, 50km south of Devonport. Then he would load up again and then knock off for the day. “Well I have been here with them for five years now, and it’s just a great job,” he said with a smile.
“I run pretty well statewide, but don’t get to do the Mainland runs. I’ve been on the road now for seven good years and still love it. No regrets at all, especially on a nice day like this.”
Well this is Tasmania, so it was no surprise that he enjoys camping and fishing and taking it easy on his time off.