Bad Habit is Top Truck of the Year

In Uncategorized, News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineSeptember 15, 2023

After a month of public voting on the New Zealand Trucking website, Rob and Tania Jeffery’s 2.8m K200 Aerodyne “Bad Habit” has been voted the winner of the 2022-2023 John Murphy Memorial Top Truck of the Year competition.

Rob and Tania operate the Kenworth as RT Southern Linehaul for Christchurch-based Bascik Transport nationwide. With their single-truck operation having just celebrated 16 years in the transport industry, Bad Habit is the fourth and most impressive Kenworth Rob has had the pleasure of piloting as an owner-driver.

 “It’s bloody awesome,” said Rob, “Thanks to New Zealand Trucking and Andrew [Geddes – photographer] for the awesome write up and photos.”

As ever, the Top Truck of the Year competition is supported by the good folks at Power Retreads who will award Rob a set of premium Vipal retread tyres. Rochelle Thomas of Auto Art by Rochelle will also produce a bespoke painting of the winning truck based on the Top Truck poster that appeared in the June 2023 issue.

These prizes, along with the 202-2023 John Murphy Memorial Top Truck of the Year plaque – awarded in memory of the former editor of New Zealand Trucking magazine – will be presented to Rob and Tania in the coming weeks. Look out for that report in an upcoming issue.

Congrats Rob and Tania, and well done to all the other trucks that were in this year’s competition. And thank you to everyone who voted this year for supporting the competition.

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