Mark Cop­ple­man

Big Rigs - - TRUCKIN’ IN TASSIE WITH JON WALLIS -

"I HAVE been with DeBruyn’s now for 19 years, so that says a lot I reckon!" Mark Cop­ple­man from Launce­s­ton told us.

"How­ever you look at it, they are a good hon­est fam­ily com­pany to work for, they look af­ter you, run good gear, and there is a heap of va­ri­ety and it’s all gen­eral freight!"

We caught up with him at Kemp­ton when he dropped in for a cuppa and he was driv­ing DeBruyn’s 2011 460 Hp FM Volvo, and was tow­ing plan­ta­tion tim­ber from Huonville on his re­turn home to Launce­s­ton, then un­load, fuel up and get ready for next week be­fore knock­ing off for a wel­come week­end.

"I’ve been on the road about 35 years or so all up now, and it’s al­ways been a good job, well mostly, and I have never had any se­ri­ous re­grets, I mean I am still run­ning up and down the high­way aren’t I?"

When asked about time off, he told us it was ideally spent with fam­ily, car­a­van­ning, camp­ing and fish­ing.

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