Veteran driver?s plan to keep on trucking
By ADRIAN MILLER
NOT many people find driving relaxing these days with rising fuel prices, increased traffic and more and more crashes on the roads.
But for Grafton resident and truck driver Don Wall, there is no place he'd rather be than behind the wheel.
Mr Wall has been driving trucks for nearly 40 years and it is that dedication which led to his induction into the Shell Rimula National Road Transport Hall of Fame.
Mr Wall said it was a privilege to even be nominated.
"It was an absolute surprise, I was over the moon, I couldn't believe it," he said.
"I didn't really think I was worthy of such an honour, but they felt it was due to my commitment to the trucking industry over the years.
"I was quite proud of it, it's not something I ever expected, but it's an absolute honour to get."
And after four decades, Mr Wall said he had no plans to give away driving trucks just yet.
"It sounds silly I suppose, but I really enjoy driving," he said. "Some people would rather get their golf clubs and have a game of golf on a weekend, but I'd rather get in a truck and drive to Dubbo."