Van Diemen lands Sca­nia award

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Van Diemen Trans­port has been bring­ing its P Series Sca­nia to Tooradin for the last five Tooradin events, this year win­ning the Best Sca­nia award.

Mark Van Diemen has driven the Sca­nia since new, and he brought along his fa­ther Martin and son Bai­ley.

“It works five-and-a-half days a week tow­ing a 3-axle dog trailer,” Mark says, adding that it has clocked up 1.6 mil­lion kilo­me­tres.

“When dad was driv­ing, we had three trucks and then I cut back to two. Now we just have this one.”

Mark’s first truck was a Road Com­man­der but he says that Sca­nias are well suited to the job of do­ing lo­cal de­liv­er­ies.

How­ever, the Van Diemens may have an­other truck to show off next year.

“Bai­ley is a diesel me­chanic and we have an old cab-over Ken­worth we are do­ing up, but that’s a while off,” Mark says.

Left to right: Martin, Mark and Bai­ley Van Diemen

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