Trucking is in Cameron’s blood
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.
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.
HAPPY TRUCKIE: Cameron Locker loves working as a truck driver.
Cameron Locker drives a logging truck.