Just Truckin' Around - Jody O'Neill

15 May 2021

Jody O’Neill was loaded with horse feed destined for stud farms in Newmarket, England, when Paul O’Callaghan caught up with him at his home in Graiguenamanagh, County Kilkenny in t...

Just Truckin' Around - John Buckley

15 May 2021

When our Northland writer Mike Isle caught up with John Buckley, the truckie was taking a well-earned break in the forecourt of the Kaikohe sales yard.

Just Truckin’ Around – Mitchell Lewis

07 April 2021

Mitchell Lewis had only been driving for Austin Transport from Nelson for three months when Faye Lougher caught up with him in late December 2020.

Just Truckin’ Around – Oversea...

07 April 2021

Victor Slomp from Pergine Valsugana, in the northern Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Sudtirol, had been directed off the Autostrada A4 connecting Turin with Venice by the traffic police.

Just Truckin’ Around – Greg Ru...

07 April 2021

Alison Verran caught up with Greg ‘Chops’ Russo when he was refuelling in Tokoroa. Greg loves being behind the wheel of his Kenworth T409 SAR

Just Truckin’ Around overseas ...

08 March 2021

Tex Halliday is the mobile plant trainer for GEMCO (Groote Eylandt Mining Company operation) and trains all operators on all mobile plant from two-tonne trucks through to 120-tonne Cat dump trucks and D11 bulldozers.

Just Truckin’ Around – Hare Reneti

08 March 2021

Hare Reneti was fuelling up at the Caltex Truckstop at Sulphur Point in Tauranga when Alison Verran spotted him with his Kenworth K108, powered by a Cummins ISX EGR.

Just Truckin’ Around – Bubbles Lewis

08 March 2021

"Bubbles Lewis was enjoying a rare day off at his Foxton Beach home when Faye Lougher dropped in for a chat. Outside was the immaculate 2014 Kenworth K200 with an 18-speed manual Roadranger that he drives for Halls."

Just Truckin’ Around – Wayne Bowman

04 February 2021

While driving along Moffat Road in Bethlehem, Alison Verran spotted Wayne Bowman unloading a 26-tonne digger at the old Mills Reef Winery, now The Vines Retirement Village.

Just Truckin’ Around – Regan Sanford

04 February 2021

Trucking is in the blood for Regan Sanford. He’s followed in the footsteps of his father, who drove for local Southland stalwart, DT King and Co. Regan spent a lot of time in the p...