Rikki Wilson

In Just Truckn Around, Mack, December 20191 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJanuary 16, 2020

When Faye Lougher stopped Rikki Wilson for a chat in Otaki one night, he‘d only been working for Clive Taylor for three days. Driving a 2015 Mack Super Liner with an 18-speed Roadranger, Rikki had spent the day carting precast concrete panels to Wellington for the new Toll building by Wellington‘s Cake Tin. The question of what got him into driving brought a smile. “It‘s in the blood. My father and my uncle drove trucks so it was pretty much in the family.”

Rikki has been driving for 10 years and said what attracted him to the industry – apart from the family history – was “the alone time to yourself ”. He was very diplomatic when asked what he saw as the main problem in the industry – “overenthusiastic compliance!” Choosing the ‘what is your favourite song?‘ question saw Rikki jump back in the cab to check his phone. “Magic (What She Do) by DD Smash.” A classic!

Brought to you by: