Matt Banner

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

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The McFall Fuel trucks look stunning in their yellow and white livery and on a sunny day they can‘t help but attract attention. Faye Lougher spotted Matt Banner attending to some paperwork in Shannon and stopped for a chat. Driving a 2015 Volvo FH540, Matt had made two deliveries out of Wellington that morning and was on his way to Palmerston North. “Driving trucks has been something I‘ve always wanted to do,” he says. “I‘ve been driving for 17 years now, and have been with McFall – previously Rural Fuel – for about seven years.”

Prior to driving fuel tankers, Matt drove stock trucks in the Manawatu for about 10 years. “I enjoy driving trucks, going to different places and getting around the country.” The shortage of skilled drivers is something Matt raised as the big issue in the industry today. “And the time and money it takes to get into it,” he says. The vexing question of rugby or soccer was met with a prompt answer of “rugby”.

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