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Truckin' the Border: Keegan Madex

HAVING a shower and meal break at the Barnawartha North BP on a relatively relaxed run up the Hume on a Sunday was McKibbin's Livestock driver Keegan Madex.

Keegan was empty and on his way up to Wagga Wagga for the weekly Monday cattle sale, having just washed out his Byrne B-Double trailers at the adjacent Northern Victorian Livestock Exchange.

Keegan was driving a 2007 Freightliner which has clocked over 1.5million kilometres over its working life and "still gets the job done" he said with a smile.

28-year-old Keegan, who is better known around the traps as 'Bluey', is a third-generation livestock driver and first got behind the wheel at the age of 20, with his father also driving for the McKibbin's operation which is based in Gisborne.

Keegan runs throughout Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia with Mckibbin's servicing a number of meatworks and in his time on the road has been to all the mainland states bar the Northern Territory.

Of his choice of freight to cart, he said with a grin "cattle is the only way to go, having walk on-walk off freight is the smartest option".

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