It was late afternoon recently when Milly McCauley caught up with Fulton Hogan driver Chris Hoult in Richmond, near Nelson. Chris’s current truck is a 510 horsepower DAF CF85. He drives locally in the Nelson, Tasman, and Marlborough regions carting aggregates. The DAF joined the Fulton Hogan fleet in September last year and he has put 80,000km on the clock.
Chris started his driving career with the Waimea County Council in 1985 undertaking road construction and maintenance work driving a D-Series Ford. In the ensuing 33 years, he has witnessed a lot of change in the industry. The biggest issue he sees facing the transport industry is a lack of experienced drivers. Chris’ vexing question was speedway or circuit racing? He replied “V8 Super Cars are pretty good, Go the Holdens!”
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