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Fast facts:

Role at O’Connors:                                               Truck Service Technician

When did you start with O’Connors?                10th February 2020

Three words to describe the company?           Growing, adapting, flexible

Family?                                                                   My wife Dana and I have a 10-month-old son Cade

Favourite truck?                                                    Kenworth / Iveco


Where did you grow up?

Horsham born and bred, Steve is extremely proud he can service and repair trucks in his hometown. He might be a big fan of Kenworth and Iveco trucks, but contrary to what you may think Steve isn’t truck crazed 24/7 and you won’t catch him watching Outback Truckers.

How did you start in trucks?

After finishing school, I started my heavy vehicle apprenticeship. I had a strong passion for truck mechanics and the apprenticeship was the perfect path. I have been working on trucks for over 10 years now with a specific focus on breakdown repairs.

How did you first learn about O’Connors?

I heard O’Connors was doing truck parts and I knew I had to get on board. I really wanted to join the team and develop and build on the truck repair side.

What drew you to the business?

Joining O’Connors as the company was building on their truck business presented me with the opportunity to build on my career and take it to the next step. Backed by Iveco I knew the business would be equipped with the latest truck diagnostic equipment and parts to get trucks back on the road. The fact that we were presented with the Iveco Truck Parts and Service dealer of the year award for 2019 is a testament to our commitment and the quality service we provide for truck parts and repairs.

What’s your favourite part about working for O’Connors?

Since starting with O’Connors I have had a real sense of accomplishment as I have seen the business grow. Coming into harvest I know it is vital that trucks aren’t left out of the pre-harvest inspection checklist and I am enjoying the opportunity to conduct thorough break and steering checks to ensure all is running smoothly. O’Connors is a growing and adapting business and I really enjoy the challenge to build our reputation as the best choice for truck repairs.

Top Tips for your pre-harvest truck inspection

  1. A good inspection of the brakes, steering system, suspension and tyres,
  2. It also pays to clean out the radiator and intercooler leading into the warmer weather.