Samuel Seymour

In Kenworth, Just Truckn Around, October 20191 MinutesBy Faye LougherOctober 17, 2019

Samuel Seymour had stopped for a coffee at Longburn when Faye Lougher stopped to snap a photo. Based in Palmerston North, he had come off the ferry that morning in Wellington after a trip to Christchurch, and was heading to Auckland with a load of bulk resin granules. Samuel was driving ‘Razor Sharp‘, a 2018 Kenworth K200 with an 18-speed Roadranger. He started driving trucks when he was 18 and has been driving for 12 years now, the past three for Guy Knowles Transport.

“It was in the blood really, I was brought up around trucks so it was inevitable I‘d end up driving them,” he says. Samuel loves the freedom offered by driving trucks. “Doing your own thing, being on the road and being your own boss. I don‘t really know any better! I love the scenery too.” The biggest issue Samuel can think of is a personal one. “Being away from family and friends. Driving requires so much away time and it‘s tough with young kids.” The vexing question was cruise ship or airliner: “Airliner – you get there faster!”

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