With his wife and two young daughters, Josh Arnold rolled up in an impressively refurbished bright green Kenworth T900, owned by Warren Ahern.
“He’s replaced everything except six bolts on the chassis,” Josh says. “It’s got Kenworth 8 bag, rewired it front and back, put new fuel tanks on, stainless, put the second stack on it, and put the bunk on it.” Josh only joined Warren’s team in April this year. Before that he drove for Nolan’s Transport. Oddly enough, Warren, a former Brown & Hurley mechanic by trade, has spent the last 12 years subbying for Nolan’s.
“He’s got the 900, a 950, an ex-Border Express Aerodyne and an old Western Star,” Josh says. “Except for the 950, they don’t look as good as this, and it’s a beautiful truck to drive.
“I drove a 909 before this, chalk and cheese. You wouldn’t go back to a 909.”
Josh was at Lights On The Hill to pay tribute to two of his mates, Mick Ball and Luke ‘Checkas’ Cekanauskas, the latter’s name displayed on the front of the T900.
Josh with his wife Stacey and daughters Ella (left) and Aalivyah.