Being a garbo is hard work…

GETTING a first hand experience of the International Truck and Trailer Show test track at Melbourne recently, Iveco let journalists test drive one of their garbage trucks. The challenge was set, which trucking journalist would be the best at collecting rubbish in an Iveco dual control 6×4 24 cubic metre, 280hp compactor? Well it wasn’t me.

I can say I have a new appreciation of garbage truck drivers. It’s not easy to get the hang of the mechanical arms that pick up the bins and empty them. Too far left or right and you’ll have to move the truck forward or backwards, gotta get those arms as close to the bin as possible before you grab it and pull them up to empty, then getting them back down with the lids on and back where they were is harder still.

Iveco brand ambassador Lloyd Reeman said garbage truck drivers were very skilled in what they do.

Iveco have built their 80,000th Acco.

Carly the garbo chick…: Big Rigs editor Carly has a crack at an Iveco Garbage truck at the Melbourne Truck Show…

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