Malcolm Drummond

In Just Truckn Around, August 20171 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineAugust 6, 2017

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Piloting one of the Southern Transport‘s Mack Tridents for the day was Malcolm Drummond from Invercargill. He was on his way to Rolleston with fertiliser and had to refuel in Milton when Craig Andrews pulled him aside for a quick chat.

Malcolm was filling in on this Trident, he normally drives another doing mostly gravel work around the south.

In the industry for around 27 years with a short spell on farming somewhere in the mix, Malcolm started out with Mayfield Transport when he was 25 on a 380 Hino doing mostly stock and general work.

He enjoys the good gear that HWR group offers, saying it‘s late model and looks good. He also said they‘re a good company to work

As for industry downsides, Malcolm highlighted inflexible drivers these days, meaning the days of the driver/operator who can do anything are sadly disappearing. But that was pretty much the only downside for him. The vexing question was Haines Hunter or Harley Davidson.

Malcolm didn‘t know what a Haines Hunter was but enjoys a spot of fishing from the river‘s edge so he went with that.