Fred McKay

Big Rigs - - TASSIE TRUCKIES -

WHILE still at the Cal­tex at Ep­ping, an­other DeBruyn’s truck rolled in, this one driven by Fred McKay from Perth.

He was driv­ing a 2013 535Hp Mack Gran­ite at the time and tow­ing a load of fer­tiliser from Ho­bart back to the yard, and then plan­ning to knock off for the day as it was show day in Launce­s­ton and hence a pub­lic hol­i­day in the north of the state.

“Well, I have been here for about seven years now,” he said.

“And I would have to say they have looked af­ter me and are a good crowd to work for/with. I worked my way up from do­ing lo­cal in a lit­tle van to do­ing longer trips in semi-trail­ers, and I re­ally en­joy get­ting out on the road and ‘stretch­ing my legs’ a bit.

“This Mack is nor­mally driven by Steven Watts, but he’s on hol­i­days just now. I usu­ally drive a Volvo and while they are great trucks, I am re­ally en­joy­ing driv­ing the Gran­ite.”

We asked how he spent his time off, and he told us: “I’m a bit of a sports fan, so I en­joy a good game of lawn bowls, but af­ter that it’s cricket or foot­ball in sea­son. Oh, and did I say I like old cars?”

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