Robert Gre­ville

Big Rigs - - TRUCKIN’ IN THE TROPICS -

A SHORT­AGE of rest ar­eas pro­vid­ing shade for truck­ies is a con­cern for Robert Gre­ville, who drives a Volvo FH16 for Peter Tip­pett Haulage out of Bris­bane.

I saw the 42-year-old Robert dur­ing a very hot day on the out­skirts of Townsville where he was parked up. Robert said he loves the job and has been with the com­pany for 11 years.

“We cer­tainly could do with some rest ar­eas that have shade in the heat of the day,” Robert said.

The Volvo is pow­ered by a 610hp mo­tor and has a stan­dard 18-speed Road­ranger gear­box.

Robert had trans­ported plas­tic tanks from Bris­bane to Townsville and was wait­ing for news of a back­load.

He said parts of the War­rego High­way were rough to travel on.

Out­side of work, he is into mo­tor­sports and en­joys watch­ing the V8 Su­per­car events.

Robert doesn’t have an elec­tronic log­book yet but sus­pects he may soon.

“I am just start­ing to get ed­u­cated about the Chain of Re­spon­si­bil­ity,” he said.

His favourite stop-off for food is at Wal­lum­billa, which is 40km east of Roma.

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