Hang­ing out the shin­gle

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Adam Young be­came an owner-driver 12 months ago, pur­chas­ing a 2010 UD 12-pal­let rigid and pig trailer. He also works for Bor­der Ex­press as a sub­bie.

“I thought I would give it a crack and go out on my own and it’s the best thing I ever did. I’ve had the rig just over 12 months. I’ve put new cur­tains on and other bits and pieces. A bit of bling, it looks the part, and I get a lot of pos­i­tive com­ments,” he grins.

Adam can carry 22 pal­lets and usu­ally does 10-12 de­liv­er­ies a day – and then does pick­ups in the evening.

“The runs are worked out very well, and Bor­ders are a great com­pany to sub­bie for,” he says.

“I’ve just chromed the rims and I am glad that I have as it makes my life so much eas­ier. Ev­ery­one com­ments on them! I think it gives the rig a cleaner, more pro­fes­sional look. They don’t fade, you don’t have to pol­ish them, and I get week­ends home with the wife and kids.”

Adam fin­ished clean­ing by the time we caught up with him, and he was look­ing for­ward to a great week­end with his mates.

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