Iain Lock­year

Big Rigs - - TRUCKIN’ IN THE TROPICS -

FRIENDLY truckie Iain Lock­year was ready to trans­port new coathang­ers from Townsville down south when I saw him on Oc­to­ber 26.

Aged 53 – although he doesn’t look any­where near that old – Iain had re­cently started work for Bris­bane-based CNQ Freight and was driv­ing a Western Star.

“I brought up gen­eral freight from Bris­bane and have been a truckie for a lot of the past 35 years,” he said.

“Be­tween 2005 and ’17 I had a job at a mine near Kal­go­or­lie in WA,” he said.

When he man­ages to get time off, Iain en­joys mo­tor­bike rid­ing and fish­ing around Don­ny­brook north of Bris­bane.

“I have caught flat­head and bream,” he said.

Iain said while new rest ar­eas were start­ing to ap­pear, more cater­ing for trucks were re­quired.

“I found the Bruce High­way south of Townsville on the way up to be rough in parts,” he said.

He still uses a stan­dard log­book and has no doubt he will learn more about COR in the near fu­ture.

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