Scott Kaye

In Just Truckn Around, October 20171 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 2, 2017

After pulling into the Levin truck stop with a load of logs, Scott Kay tried to persuade Faye Lougher she needed to clean his truck before she took a photo. Nice try!

Driving a 2011 Kenworth T408 with a Cummins 550 for Foxpine Haulage Limited of Bulls, Scott had transported the logs from Foxton and was dropping the truck off ready for a colleague to take it through to CentrePort Wellington.

Scott began driving line haul for Fitchett Brothers when he was 21 and has been driving for 27 years now.

“I just like driving the trucks, and the group of people you associate with,” he says.

Scott targeted the shortage of properly trained drivers as the biggest problem the industry faced today, saying gaining a licence wasn‘t a guarantee of skill.

His vexing question was soup or stew – of course a truck driver is going to choose stew!