Ste­wart Best

Big Rigs - - TASSIE TRUCKERS -

A RE­CENT trip to Stra­han on Tas­ma­nia’s west coast was a plea­sure as al­ways, es­pe­cially when you are driv­ing a per­for­mance car, and with snow across the high coun­try near Der­went Bridge, hap­pily there were not as many tourists on the road as usual.

But I am al­ways thank­ful I don’t have to drive a truck on those same windy, of­ten steep, and RV-in­fested roads.

But Ste­wart Best from Devon­port looked pretty cheer­ful when we caught up with him the other day do­ing de­liv­er­ies at Risby Cove.

He was driv­ing a PFD Isuzu 1000 fridge pan, and had come down from Devon­port via Ridge­ley and Zee­han, and would then con­tinue on to Tul­lah and Waratah on his re­turn home.

“I’ve been with PFD on the job for just over 10 years,” he told us, “And I love it. They run the best gear, and are just great peo­ple to work for/with.

“I’ve been on the road for quite a while now, in­clud­ing do­ing some time in Western Aus­tralia with Tolls and other out­fits, but se­ri­ously I love be­ing home in beau­ti­ful Tas­ma­nia with the fam­ily, and life’s all pretty good now.”

Asked about his time off, he said he en­joys walk­ing the dogs and get­ting down on the beach, and when he has time, tour­ing around Tas­ma­nia at leisure and en­joy­ing life in gen­eral.

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