Neal Rollo


VETERAN truckie Neal Rollo drives a West­ern Star for Caloundra-based Pa­cific Car­ry­ing and was haul­ing pipes when Big Rigs had a yarn with him in late Oc­to­ber.

Aged 57, Neal has been a driver for more than 30 years and has no de­sire to change.

“It is a great life on the road and I meet lots of dif­fer­ent peo­ple,” he said.

Hav­ing said that, Neal reck­ons there are some things that could be im­proved for truck­ies, in­clud­ing some bet­ter roads.

“The high­way be­tween Gin Gin and Rock­hamp­ton needs a lot of work and that is just one bad sec­tion,” he said.

Diminu­tive Neal stands at 165cm tall, which he says has ad­van­tages and some dis­ad­van­tages.

The friendly driver is also an avid Bris­bane Broncos sup­porter in the NRL and is hope­ful they will im­prove in sea­son 2018.

The truckie said af­ter re­cent rain, all drivers should be ex­tra care­ful, par­tic­u­larly re­gion­ally.

“A driver backed into a power pole north of Proser­pine the other day,” he said

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