60 years as a truckie down under

By: Matt Wood, Video by: Matt Wood


After 60 years on the road, Maurie Stewart is about to hang up the keys for good.

 

Just a couple of days after his 80th birthday, Maurie and I were homeward bound to Melbourne.

Maurie shares his memories of earning 35 pounds per week, which he says was big money in those days, and talks about a time when fatigue management hadn't even been thought of.

Above all else, Maurie still has a love for truck driving, which comes across with how fondly he speaks of his co-workers and the industry as a whole.

For the full feature, grab the March 2017 edition of Owner//Driver.

 

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