Marty Booth


IT IS al­ways a plea­sure to run into our old mate, the very hard­work­ing and pro­fes­sional owner driver Marty Booth from Gretna, and so it was the other day when he wheeled into the Cal­tex Road­house at Ep­ping For­est for a quick bite to eat and a hot cuppa.

He was driv­ing his al­ways eye-catch­ing Tas­ma­nian Trans­port 2007 Ken­worth SAR II with a C-15 500 Cat up front and he was towing his dis­tinc­tive tri-axle taut­liner on his way from Ho­bart up north to Launce­s­ton with a load of tim­ber. He would then re­turn and knock off for the day.

Marty has been in busi­ness as an owner-driver now for 19 years or so, and while he ad­mits things are “a bit on the tight side” at the mo­ment, he has been keep­ing the wheels turn­ing and the bills paid by do­ing a bit of lo­cal with enough trips “up north” to give him some va­ri­ety.

“It keeps me busy and ‘liv­ing the dream’ as they say,” he said.

“I’m al­ways glad to get home to ‘Mum’s cook­ing’.

“And main­te­nance and keep­ing the books up to date takes up most of my time off.”

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