Chris Hockey

Big Rigs - - TRUCKIN’ IN THE TROPICS -

LIKE many truck­ies around Aus­tralia, long-time owner-op­er­a­tor Chris Hockey is con­sid­ered by some to be a gen­uine looka­like of a fa­mous ac­tor.

Big Rigs saw Chris at the BP Clu­den on Au­gust 5 he was rest­ing up and I pointed out he was a clone of the late Hol­ly­wood ac­tor Charl­ton He­ston.

In the hit movie Ben Hur, He­ston drove a char­iot, while Chris was be­hind the wheel of a 2005 Freight­liner Ar­gosy – which he bought at auc­tion in 2007. “I also have six trail­ers and carry equip­ment mainly,” he said. 57-year-old Chris is based at With­cott near Toowoomba in the Lock­yer Val­ley and his com­pany is Hockey Haulage.

An owner-op­er­a­tor for the past 31 years, Chris bar­racks for the Bris­bane Bron­cos in the NRL.

Qui­etly spo­ken, Chris said there was gen­er­ally not enough rest ar­eas which are truckie friendly.

“Be­side some roads there are plenty, whilst oth­ers don’t have enough,” he said.

Chris said most of his work is done around the east coast of Aus­tralia.

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