“Just like new”

In Million Mile Club, July 20221 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineAugust 17, 2022

Yep, we all like to say it after we’ve given our favourite wheels a bit of spit-and-polish – but in this case it’s pretty much true. “It constantly gets mistaken for a new truck,” says Daniel Connell of this Kenworth K108E, “and it’s done 2,100,000km.”

Daniel, who drives for Jae Haulage, running out of Waikouaiti, just north of Dunedin, in Bascik Transport livery, has been on the unit for four and a half months. “Huge credit must also go to the previous driver, Jaden Pearson.”

It runs a Cummins 620hp Signature, 18-speed Roadranger manual transmission, and Daniel puts it succinctly when he says: “What’s not to like?”

The big ‘K Whopper’ is a testament to every brand it implicates. Keep a keen lookout in your travels around the South Island for this immaculate unit.