Video: trucker Shaun ‘Wattie’ Watts


Are professional truck drivers obsessive? The Ed climbs aboard with trucker Shaun ‘Wattie’ Watts who may help answer that question.

Born and bred in Reefton, Wattie’s introduction to the industry started out as a yard boy for Heathstock Haulage. One of the bonuses for yard boys once upon a time was being able to drive trucks around the yard, usually to and from the wash bay or workshop. This was no different for Wattie, and by the age ten he had become quite adept at driving trucks around the premises.

"Professional drivers definitely stand out when they’re on the road, as they drive with care for the surrounding conditions and laws."

Read more in the latest issue of Deals on Wheels (#265).

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