Outback runner takes win
STEVE White entered the DD Porter Transport Western Star Constellation 4900 series he drove until recently, in the Spitwater Big Rig of the Month competition.
Needless to say, his photo took out the December monthly win, and he's now in the draw to win the Spitwater Pack!
Steve told Big Rigs the truck is used to cart metal all over North Queensland, as far out as Mt Isa and even up into the Northern Territory.
"The truck was excellent and set up really well with a leather interior, big bunk, and everything else you'd need,” he said.
"Even though the truck was based at Pittsworth, I'd drive it to my home at the Gold Coast after dropping the trailers off and I'd spend the weekend polishing it.
"If it ever rained I'd polish it up and the previous driver had neglected it a bit, so I worked hard to get it back up to scratch.”
While Steve no longer works for the company, he has nothing but good stuff to say about the way they operate.
"My boss was a great bloke, but I live too far away to work for DD Porter at the moment, so I run Darwin permanently now,” he said.
"When I was working for DD Porter, Derek was the kind of boss who would make sure we spent plenty of time at home and it was never rushed, you got days off so you could go to the beach and have a couple of beers.
"The variety was good too. One week you'd be in Cairns, next you'd be in Ingham and we always had nice clean loads.”
Steve took the photo near Roma, heading to Cairns, in a little parking bay about 30 kilometres out of Roma.
The fondest memories Steve can recall in the Western Star?
"There were a lot of bad trips and a lot of great trips, but the ones that stood out were a couple of runs I did to Darwin with rural roads and a clean load of metal.”
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