Paul Tate

Big Rigs - - TASSIE TRUCKERS -

“I WILL put the stock crate on when I get back home, and look for­ward to getting warm and dry on a day like this.”

Paul Tate from Run­nymede told us when he rolled into the Cal­tex at Ep­ping For­est the other day in his 2010 FM 11 410 Volvo tan­dem rigid for a hot cuppa.

He had been car­ry­ing wool up to Evan­dale and would then be go­ing back to his reg­u­lar work of car­ry­ing stock again.

“Yes, Sarah Woodruffe, orig­i­nally from Taranaki in New Zealand, is hap­pily still with us, she is pretty well a per­ma­nent part of our oper­a­tion now days, and Ben is still hap­pily work­ing as a stock agent too,” he said.

“I’ve been on the road for pretty well a life­time, mainly car­ry­ing live­stock in com­bi­na­tion with run­ning the farm.

“It works well, and I’d have to say I still en­joy it, with no real re­grets. As for time off, you ask? Well what is that! When­ever I do get some time off, I try to spend it with the grand­chil­dren!”

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