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Saturday, July 30, 2005

B-double, B-trouble

The Mercury: B-double, B-trouble [31jul05]

THE fiery roar of a mighty log truck's engine splits the winter's air heavy with the chill of nearby mountain snow.

With the revs settling to a grinding growl, logging contractor David Blackberry glances at his watch.

It is just after 5am; sunrise is still two hours away.

Even with a bit of luck and a clear road, Mr Blackberry won't return home for another 12 hours.

The truck, already loaded with 30 tonnes of woodchip logs, moves slowly away from Mr Blackberry's Birralee home, lumbering slowly through the low gears like a grumbling giant still coming to terms with the day. It's the first day of a 6 1/2-day stretch which will include a day maintaining the trucks.


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