Trevor Quilligan

In Just Truckn Around, Overseas, July 20191 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJuly 25, 2019

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Trevor Quilligan, who drives for Tarrant International from Glanmire, County Cork in the south of Ireland, was just about to embark on a long European haul to Marsala in the west of Sicily when Paul O‘Callaghan quizzed him. Loaded with frozen fish, the 7500km round trip would take him about 15 days, give or take. Trucking is in Trevor‘s blood, with both his father and uncle being truck drivers who drive within Ireland. His first truck was a Scania 113, which was a tractor unit stretched to take a skip body. Today, his loyalty is with the Scania brand and he loves driving his 2015 R560 Topline, which he says is both powerful and practical.

Trevor‘s favourite thing about his job is the freedom and adventure it allows. Also, he enjoys meeting drivers from different parts of Europe who share his passion for international trucking. His main gripe with his job are the laws surrounding the tachograph rules, which he says leave a lot of grey areas that are open to different interpretations. An overhaul of this system is long overdue, he says. As a keen fan of National Geographic‘s nature programmes, the place he would most like to visit is Africa for a safari. Also, he would love to travel around the United States with wife Julie, daughter Brooke, and son Daragh.

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