Doug Fraser


“WELL I’m only help­ing out for the day, but this is the truck’s first day out, with only 508km on the clock, and you might say, I am more than a bit happy with it.”

Doug Fraser from Kayena told us this the other day when he rolled in to Mood Food, the Cal­tex 24 hour Truck­stop at Kemp­ton, on his re­turn to Launce­s­ton from Ho­bart.

He had caught our eye when he had rolled in driv­ing an im­mac­u­late brand new ReCy­cal 2018 600 Hp V-8 Sca­nia with a bin on the back.

“Its per­for­mance is in­cred­i­ble,” he said.

“Mak­ing light work of the hills and han­dling like a big ex­pen­sive car. I nor­mally drive a DAF tow­ing tankers all over the state, and a day in this Sca­nia is a wel­come change, I can tell you.

“I’ve been on the road for 35 years now, and it’s all been good and no real re­grets so far, and it suits my life­style, as I have a few acres up on the Tamar for a ‘hobby farm’… but hobby or not, that takes up any spare time I may have.”

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