Duncan McMillan

In Just Truckn Around, August 20191 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineAugust 23, 2019

Duncan McMillan was more than happy to stop for a quick chat with Faye Lougher while picking up produce from the Garden of York in Levin. Driving a 2015 UD PK16280 with an Eaton 9-speed synchro for Jets Transport, Duncan does a regular run between Seaview in Lower Hutt, Palmerston North and Feilding. “I do general freight work, a bit of absolutely everything.” Duncan says he‘s always loved trucks – “as you do” – and although he can‘t recall exactly how he got into truck driving, that interest was probably behind it. “I‘ve been driving 12 years and have been with Jets for about eight years.”

When asked what he loved about driving, Duncan didn‘t hesitate. “Not being stuck in an office – I bet you hear that a lot.” (We do!) The only downside Duncan could identify was the increasing number of cyclists on the road. “They never have to prove they know the road code and they don‘t have to pay anything towards the roads. It‘s my pet peeve!” A missing list of vexing questions and a suggested few met with the response of “pie not quiche, and spirits not wine or beer, particularly tequila!”

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