Ray Steele

Big Rigs - - TRUCKIN’ IN THE TROPICS -

RAY Steele drives a Ken­worth 200 for New­cas­tle based Lamp­son Heavy Haulage and was walk­ing to the BP Clu­den Road­house for a shower when Big Rigs saw him on Au­gust 5. The 53-year-old Ray has been a truckie for 30 years. “I and go­ing to Ma­reeba on the Ather­ton Table­lands to pick up a load,” he said.

Ray was asked which was the worst road he trav­els along when work­ing.

“It would have to be the one be­tween Dingo and Nebo which is very rough at places,” he said.

A self con­fessed shy man of few words, Ray was asked for the road­house he en­joys stop­ping at the most. “They are all good,” he said. Ray bar­racks for the St Ge­orge Drag­ons in the NRL and the side looks the goods for fi­nals foot­ball this year.

Al­though the day be­fore this in­ter­view, the New Zealand War­riors had beaten the Drag­ons 18-12 in what was an up­set.

How­ever the Drag­ons re­turned to form in round 23 with a 20-10 win over the Wests Tigers.

Ray said the Ken­worth was a good truck which did the job well.

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