I’ve spent the last three weeks covering the Afternoon Shift at work, running a trailer up to our Albury Depot. The Hume Highway is a nice and easy drive, but being freeway all the way it can get a little boring, but having said that, no two days are ever the same.
Over the three weeks there has certainly been some extremes of whether and road conditions. The temperatures have ranged from 16 to 46 degrees Celsius, from blue skies to flooding rains and gale winds. I’ve seen the wind blow down powerlines and start a grass fire. I’ve seen a large tree blow over onto the Hume, blocking 3/4 of the road. Most days you would see the heat shimmering from the tarmac, but a couple of times the highway looked more like a river. On one evening there was a caravan that ran off the road and rolled and turned into what looked like a giant pile of match-sticks.
For the return trip, I was coming back with either an empty trailer or a back load of plastic pipe coils, meaning I had hardly any weight to haul up the hills so my little truck would fly past some of the big bangers!
For more photos of trucks I drive for work, check my “Trucks I’ve Driven” Gallery.