This is the stuff the Australian trucking industry is all about. This video of Owen and Liz Schmidt’s operation in North Queensland pushes all of the buttons, about tough conditions, Aussie ingenuity, working together, etc. As a whole, the industry likes to think it is all like this. Of course, the reality for most is very different, but this encapsulates he essence of why so many are so loyal to the industry.
We also love our old trucks, here’s a couple of restored examples:
Then there’s the great characters, of whom the stories go on and on:
Here’s a couple more examples of the romance of the road we still cling to: