Kel­son Gale

Big Rigs - - TASSIE TRUCKERS -

WELL, life is in­ter­est­ing on the Mid­land High­way at the mo­ment, seem­ingly end­less road­works and speed re­stric­tions.

We caught up with Kel­son Gale from Devon­port, orig­i­nally Smith­ton, when he rolled in to Mood food at Kemp­ton, driv­ing a Trans­port Sales and Hire 2006 Western Star Con­stel­la­tion with a 450 Detroit up front and tow­ing a box.

He was from Good­wood in Ho­bart on his re­turn leg back home to Devon­port, and then knock­ing off for the day.

“I’ve been with Mark for nearly 12 months now,” he said. “And be­fore that I was tow­ing logs out of Stra­han on the West Coast for a cou­ple of years. But I’ve been driv­ing for 17 years or so, al­ways heavy ma­chin­ery etc. I grew up around trucks and trac­tors on the farm, and so it’s in the blood you might say. Mark is a great guy to work for, and I en­joy the job, the driv­ing, and the peo­ple you meet along the way.”

We asked him about how he spent his time off, and he replied: “Mainly tin­ker­ing around in the shed with mo­tor­bikes etc. Oh, and tak­ing it easy.”

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