A Special Million-Miler

In Million Mile Club, March 20222 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineApril 30, 2022

Every now and then, a message comes across the desk, and you think, ‘crikey!’ The best thing we can do is just copy and print the mail we received from Elizabeth Trudeau.

“I am sending this on behalf of my partner Rob Millin. He is the owner- operator for A&R logistics, Rob Millin Trucking. He had an International Eagle Series 9800, engine Cummins ISX, trans 18-speed Roadranger, and rear-end Meritor RT-46- 160.

“Unfortunately, on 15 April last year, he had a stroke whilst driving and crashed the truck. The Fire Department had to cut the roof off of the truck to get him out, so it is no longer on the road. Prior to this, he was nearly at the 2,000,000- mile mark.

“He is currently recovering at a remarkable rate, can now drive his personal vehicle. There is a blanket three-year ban on him getting his truck license back, but he is itching to get back behind the wheel of a big rig. So much so he keeps looking at ones to purchase. We have a long road to recovery ahead of us but will take it one day at a time.”

Rob and Elizabeth, we wish you all the very best, and we’re looking forward to seeing Rob back on the road in two and a bit years. While the old girl is no longer running – and that is a criterion of the competition – we reckon the circumstances are such that you are most welcome to join the Million Mile Club.