Tough new tucker trucks

Two camouflaged, six-wheel drive Landrovers will soon be delivering groceries to around 28 homelands surrounding Maningrida.

The Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation supermarket operates the Tucker Run which carries supplies to outstations during the dry season.

The ‘tucker run’ takes three days each week to do its rounds and the often rough, corrugated dirt roads are tough on tucker trucks.

Local freight company, Territory Transport, delivered the vehicles to Darwin from Melbourne.

The new tucker trucks were transported from Melbourne to Darwin ready for repurposing at Maningrida

The sturdy Landrovers, which were constructed in Australia for the military, will be registered and refitted with shelving and storage compartments for their new life purpose when they arrive next week in Maningrida.

Media: Jo Brosnan 0447 331 191