WHEN Big Rigs saw Duncan Pike in Townsville on May 10 he had travelled from Perth and northern Western Australia.
Based in Perth, the 52-year-old Duncan works for KT Moller Removals and carries furniture around the country.
He was with his boss and legendary small fleet operator Karl Moller in a Volvo FH540 which needed minor repairs.
“We started in Brisbane then went to Perth, onto Geraldton, Onslow, Port Hedland and Broome before coming to Townsville. It took more than six days. We cart personal furniture,” he said.
A West Coast Eagles supporter in the AFL, Duncan replied quickly when asked if there were enough rest areas.
“Not enough for trucks and certainly nowhere near enough toilets for us,” he said.
Duncan said that the company doesn’t have electronic log books as yet but has a strong opinion on fatigue laws. “They are revenue raisers,” he said. He rates the worst road as the section of the Flinders Hwy between Richmond and Charters Towers.
His favourite roadhouse is at Roebuck Plains near Broome.