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Corey Bai­ley was driv­ing one of four AKL Har­vest & Haulage Ken­worths that ar­rived at the show: two K200s; a T950; and Corey’s rig, a 2008 T650.

Corey ex­plains that AKL started out in Tas­ma­nia but is now based in Port­land with a fleet of seven trucks.

“Log­ging in Tas­ma­nia was in trou­ble and the blue gum here was tak­ing off,” he says.

It’s only been eight months since Corey’s truck was rolled and re­built.

“It was orig­i­nally a day cab and we put a sleeper on it to make it more flex­i­ble. If you are do­ing a run to Gee­long or held up in the bush, you can get a few hours’ sleep.”

Corey says AKL is mainly haul­ing wood­chip now, and times are busy wait­ing for the boats to ar­rive in Port­land.

“We have a few days off, so we will get ex­tra main­te­nance and clean­ing done and then it will be back into it at the end of the week.”

Corey says this is first show where AKL has brought along part of the fleet.

“I’m into this sort of thing. I want to ad­ver­tise the com­pany and to show some pride in the fleet.”

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