Dave Pancino

In Just Truckn Around, Overseas, September 20211 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 22, 2021

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Howard Shanks caught up with Heavy Haulage Australia’s Dave Pancino on a job in Tasmania recently. If you’re thinking to yourself, ‘I’ve seen this guy somewhere.’ You’re right! Especially if you’ve watched the Mega Truckers TV series.

Dave said he likes the challenge heavy haulage presents. “There’s a lot of planning that goes into it, and it’s really rewarding when a shift goes without a hitch.”

In case you’re wondering, yes, there are two gearboxes in Dave’s Kenworth T909.

The front box is a traditional 18-speed – that’s the stick he is resting his hand on. The second box is a four-speed Spicer joey box. Swapping cogs in the joey box is via the blue ‘old-school’ Spicer gear knob.