ONE day a newbie B-double driver was wandering around a Sydney truck stop in sheer panic.
Noticing the driver’s worry, a veteran truckie heads over to see if he could assist.
“What’s wrong?” the old truckie asked.
Sweating heavily the newbie driver replies, “I am a tonne over gross and only have a few kms to go but there is a scale between me and the depot”.
The veteran driver sits back and thinks, ready to impart some wisdom.
“Well when you get up to the scale cut your lights off and coast on by,” he said. The young driver nodded. “That’s a great idea,” he said.
A few hours later the veteran driver is travelling down the road when he notices the young driver has been pulled over by RMS at the scales.
Clearly pissed off the young driver yells out at him, “mate, your trick didn’t work”.
Laughing, the veteran driver hollers back as he goes past.
“No, but it would have if you waited for it to get dark,” he laughed.