It turns out it was Eliot Buchan, Outback Truckers' series director, who was there waiting to shoot the chaos that can be Wubin when hundreds of road trains arrive to hook up out of Perth. They keep the animal from crushing the grill and rad of the truck. Inspectors from WorkSafe have been sent to his employer, Tank West, to investigate. Boy… that is very hard work in itself, as you could well imagine in the blazing heat! And Steve, who is known as an Outback Legend for going where other truckies fear to tread is just one of the characters. These trains are huge long trucks, consisting of multiple trailers. To have your information copied is a token of appreciation, that someone think you have done something good.
Terrain — Jump ups are also a big concern at times. These are just some of the amazing true blue Aussie characters that make up this 13-part series. He ran out of food, shot a few pigeons to survive and ended up having to leave the road train for a month before being able to drive it out. Icons of the Outback To sum up, the Australian road trains are iconic features in the Outback, in this beautiful land of ours. During the episode people who say they've been ripped off by Turbo spoke out and he threatened to shoot a man. But because they were not properly equipped, they soon ran out of water and the hot searing sun showed them no mercy and they perished.
There have been some improvements in roads and also the design of the modern road trains. The chase ends at a show ground in Queensland where he meets another truckie to hand over a load. You then have to re-hook the trailers up again. But that's just a couple of experiences in 43 years of driving trucks. You can always unhook and take one trailer at a time, but this does take a lot of time. Turbo calls the police, which backfires they check the truck saying it has bald tyres and find it is not registered or insured.
Out here only one thing matters, getting there and back alive! They are the behemoth, big rig trucks and trailers which haul freight in the wild Australian Outback. Photo Contributed Contributed The sound and lighting guys went home but Eliot continued on the trip, and then due to flooding his Toyota and camera were nearly washed away over a creek crossing. In Season 5 Yogi made a triumphant return. The trucks have lots more horsepower, which really makes the journey a little easier. And then there's Sharon Collins, a tipper truck driver in tropical Queensland, who is simply one of the best drivers there is. But as they got halfway through, they became trapped and there was no way forward and no way back, and just no way at all to turn around the huge road trains.
She helps him run the business and goes out on the road with him when she can. An Interview With a Road Train Truck Driver The following is an interview with a trucker who runs the rugged Australian Outback, and so generously volunteered his time, to tell me about these monster road trains and how trucking is so different in Australia as compared to our North American trucking industry. He did admit he had been to jail for other things. Eliot learnt that the hard way, he was on the first of Steve's runs that was being filmed for the show. You see his mate was in the show already and gave a good wrap to Eliot.
In the Australian Outback when the going gets tough the tough drive trucks. In January this year he was stuck 208km out of Halls Creek for over a month when flooding saw him stuck between two rivers. Big Rigs has contacted Prospero Productions the makers of Outback Truckers for comment. Another year I left Crocodile Hole, 208km out of Halls Creek on January 15 and got to Halls Creek on February 22. They had trouble getting to a remote location and got bogged. So a good lot of planning must go into a trip. Drivers urged to stay with their vehicles in 'harsh country' Police said it was vital people try not to panic and stay with their vehicle at all times if they find themselves in a similar predicament.
When the man started walking over he thought 'yep he's a hitchhiker'. The story took a turn when they interviewed a man who said Turbo had ripped off his truck. He later stands in front of the truck so it can't leave. Bush Fires— Another big hazard out there are the Australian bush fires. A trucker can get caught for weeks out there, stuck in the mud. But that wasn't the most harrowing experience Steve has had, he's had five wheel bearing failures concurrently while driving the Great Central Hwy and had to chain up four axles, before needing to radio in for parts. He said it was a particularly tragic incident considering the man had enough water in his truck to probably last him days.
Just innocent mistakes out there and the results can be deadly. You're driving a triple- trailer road train that's longer than an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Having plenty of supplies is crucial out there of course. Mr King said he would continue to remind the industry of its obligation to drivers travelling in remote areas. The truck needs a good run up the hill, as they have so much weight on behind. He allegedes Turbo made a payment and then disappeared with the truck, but kept promising to pay the full amount for six months.
The 39-year-old truck driver from Perth was trying to deliver water tanks to a property about 100 kilometres north-west of Meekatharra when his vehicle became bogged on an unsealed private road. But they asked to go again and since then it's become a bit of a contest; I get out of bed each day hoping there's not going to be any drama, and they've got their fingers crossed hoping there will be! Roads in the Outback are mostly one lane roads. I had a bottle of whisky in the back so I called it a day and drank it! Just recently, 2 tourists died after their car broke down and one tried to walk for help while the other stayed with the car. Weather — The great Aussie sun can heat up the tar on the road very quickly. The new kids on the block, Jared Baldwin and Jonny Rayner, are desperate to become the Concrete Kings of the Northern Territory.
You must navigate some of the toughest and loneliest roads in the world. The police then take the truck. And for those six months he has been trying to repossess the truck. Prospero Productions just keeps on hitting home runs with Outback Truckers, now in its third season. Men and Women behind the wheel of monster trucks on marathon runs battling fire, flood and lots of mud to make their deadlines and deliver their goods. The man said Turbo offered to buy his truck, but was waiting on insurance money to come through and had asked to rent or lease it for a couple of months.