Wayne Roberts

Big Rigs - - TASSIE TRUCKIN WITH JON WALLIS -

STOP­PING off at the Half Way Cafe in Camp­bell­town for lunch the other day, one of our favourite stops, we were happy when we caught up with Wayne Roberts from Hobart.

Driv­ing a TTM Lo­gis­tics 2014 Ar­gosy, with a 570 Cum­mins up front and tow­ing a B-dou­ble Fridge pans.

“I’m tak­ing this load from Hobart up to the Mel­bourne markets on the TT Line ferry Spirit of Tas­ma­nia, and will then load and re­turn with a load of main­land fish,” he said.

“We get about a fair bit on the Main­land in­clud­ing the Syd­ney markets so it is cer­tainly an in­ter­est­ing and var­ied job.

“I’ve been with this crowd for four years now, but all up have been about 40 years on the road.

“I reckon it’s a top job here, and they are cer­tainly a great out­fit to work for and with, run the best gear, and cer­tainly look after us.

“Based in Hobart they have six rigs just now, and maybe an­other on the way, so apart from the job sat­is­fac­tion here, they also of­fer good se­cu­rity.

“Get­ting the job here was maybe the best move I ever made. I’m rapt.”

Time off, he told us, was mainly spent with mo­tor bikes, and also a grand­son.

Fi­nally he asked us to ex­tend his good wishes to ev­ery­one for a great, pros­per­ous and safe 2018.

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