Perth de­tour

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De­tour Hold­ings had a cou­ple of R560 Sca­nias on show at Alexan­dra. Ac­cord­ing to driver Paul Mammi, they’re just two of eight Sca­nias in the com­pany’s fleet.

Born and bred in Mel­bourne, this was Paul’s first time en­ter­ing a truck in the show, although he drove up last year “to have a look”.

How­ever, he did take part in last year’s Lights on the Hill Con­voy in Queens­land, along with fel­low driver Mark Pritchard.

“Mark is Bris­bane-based and does Lights on the Hill usu­ally ev­ery year,” he says.

Be­fore join­ing De­tour Hold­ings two years ago, Paul spent eight years driv­ing in Perth.

“I moved to Perth to learn, but I wanted to find a place around home so I could keep driv­ing and be close to the fam­ily.”

He’s now clocked up around 330,000km with De­tour Hold­ings, haul­ing pro­duce for the Mel­bourne, Syd­ney and Bris­bane mar­kets.

“It’s a good com­pany to work for, and Colin Beer’s a great bloke, so it’s good to come out and get a bit of ex­po­sure for him too.”

Paul Mammi with one of De­tour Hold­ings’ two Sca­nia R560s at Alexan­dra

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