“THIS is certainly a surprise. I never expected to see myself in Big Rigs.”
Ian Craig, from Geeveston, ran into us at Cravings Take Aways in Derwent Park Road at Derwent Park in Hobart.
He was driving a Dover Carriers 2002 Isuzu Giga CX2 at the time, with a tautliner, and he had just nipped in for a quick cuppa between showers before setting off back to Geeveston with a load of general.
“I’ve been here for four years now since I moved down to Geeveston, in fact, doing a couple of days a week, which suits me down to the ground, just perfect,” he said.
“Great people to work for, good gear, a good boss, and I like the truck, great for this job. I reckon I’ve been on the road about 38 years or so, all up, and that includes 12 years as an owner driver. No regrets at all, other than never winning lotto, and that’s not much to complain about.”
We asked him about time off. He said there wouldn’t be any of that until he finished building his house.