Freightliner! Exactly what the name implies

Staying with the Caterpillar-powered fraternity, Johnson Brothers driver Shaun ‘Wattie’ Watts has sent in his baby, a 2009 Freightliner Argosy raisedroof sleeper.

The truck and trailer, lift-out side unit is home to a 500hp C15 motor, with an 18-speed Roadranger, Meritor rear end and Freightliner Airliner rear suspension sitting behind the big yellow burner.

The shine, extra lights, plus the other titivations he’s added clearly indicate Wattie’s level of passion for both his machine and industry. You have to take your hat off to any driver who polishes the sides on their lift-out sider.

Although home base for Johnson Bros is Westport, Wattie operates out of Timaru, carting anything and everything to anywhere and everywhere. With 1,635,690km on the dial, this hard-working truck has well and truly earned its place on the honours board.