“I WISH you had caught up with me a bit earlier as I had one very large impressive oversize dozer on the back!”
Ian Clifford from Margate told us when we caught up with him at the Epping Forest Caltex when he dropped in for a refreshment break.
He was on his return leg from the Devonport wharf back to Hobart driving an eye catching Tasmanian Heavy Haulage T-650 with a 580 Cummins up front, and he was towing a “two rows of eight” dolly and a “three rows of eight” float with a Mitsubishi truck on the back at the time.
“I’ve been here with this outfit now for five-and-a-half years,” he said.
“And they are a great outfit to work for, and they have looked after me and they run only top gear, so reckon I am pretty happy all up.
“I was previously with Hazell Brothers and I have been on the road all up about 35 years, so you can see I have always worked for the best outfits, and it’s always been a great job, so no regrets at all!”
He added that it had taken Big Rigs 40 years to catch up with him, and it would be good to see his face in the paper at last.
Time off, he tells us: “I enjoy making outdoor furniture, but when I’m not doing that I take it as easy as possible!”