Truck­ing is in Cameron’s blood

Big Rigs - - BIG RIGS - Kate Dodd [email protected]­grigs.com.au

WITH a father and step­fa­ther who are truck driv­ers, it’s no sur­prise that young Cameron Locker has also taken up a ca­reer be­hind the wheel.

“Truck­ing’s just in the blood,” he said.

The 21-year-old, who re­cently fin­ished his ap­pren­tice­ship as a diesel me­chanic at Monaro Truck and Ma­chin­ery, has just started driv­ing a B-dou­ble log truck for his step­fa­ther’s log truck­ing busi­ness in Cooma in New South Wales.

❝com­pa­nies

More just have to give young blokes a go. It’s hard to find driv­ers as it is.

— Cameron Locker

The small-statured man, who stands at five foot one, leaves peo­ple amazed when he hops out of the truck.

“I’ve just loved trucks my whole life,” he said.

“I have al­ways wanted to be a truck driver. I was al­ways around the trucks when I was lit­tle, I grew up around them.”

He thanked his step­fa­ther for let­ting him “have a go” and en­cour­aged other busi­nesses to do the same.

“In­sur­ance is a big thing be­cause I’m so young, but more com­pa­nies just have to give young blokes a go. It’s hard to find driv­ers as it is,” Cameron said.

“Big­ger com­pa­nies need to al­low younger-aged (driv­ers) to start and give them a go any­way.”

Cameron said he was “al­ways learn­ing” when he was out on the road.

“Ev­ery day is dif­fer­ent. When I was a me­chanic I was stuck in the shed ev­ery day, so it’s good to be out on the road,” he said.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

HAPPY TRUCKIE: Cameron Locker loves work­ing as a truck driver.

Cameron Locker drives a log­ging truck.

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