Here’s a look at what’s coming up on the trucking calendar.
Wagga Wagga RSL Club
The National Road Freighters’ Association will assemble a top-line up of speakers for its upcoming conference, which will begin at 8.30am. The NRFA represents drivers, owner operators, fleet operators and industry participants.
McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle, NSW
The Newcastle Truck Show & Convoy is a fun, family day where the community and transport industry come together to celebrate and appreciate the contribution of the transport industry to our nation. The convoy departs at Newcastle Markets and ends at McDonald Jones Stadium, where over 200 trucks will be on display.
Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf
An opportunity for NSW operators to connect and have their voice heard with government, regulators and industry stakeholders. The following awards will also be presented: Outstanding Contribution to the NSW Trucking Industry, Transport Woman of the Year, Professional Driver of the Year, Best Industry Newcomer, and Best Safety Culture.
Lockhart Showground, Treasure Street
This event will be the 14th held in the small country town of Lockhart in southern NSW. Celebrating country hospitality and the important contribution of the trucking industry to our community. A large display of trucks of all ages. Several different prizes will be awarded for the feature vehicles, Kenworth and Mercedes and other categories. Local car clubs are invited to have a display of their vehicles. Entertainment for the whole family. A delightful outdoor rural setting with onsite catering. No entry fee for exhibitors. Bookings for campsite and Saturday evening meal to be made by February 25 with Peter Smith 0458 422 808 or Trevor Slater 0407 513 974.
Great Lakes Airfield, Lakes Entrance, Victoria
The convoy will commence at Traralgon and Orbost, coming together at the Greater Lakes Airfield at Lakes Entrance, where there will be plenty of trucks on show, with previous years attracting more than 200 vehicles. Money raised will go towards the chosen charities: Angel Flight, Camp Quality and the Ronald McDonald House.
Registrations are now open for the 2023 Livestock Bulk and Rural Carriers Association (LBRCA) Annual Conference, which will be held at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre. It is NSW’s leading event focused on the needs of rural and regional heavy vehicle transporters. This year it will feature the theme ‘Safeguarding the rural transport supply chain’.
Kyabram Show Grounds, Victoria
The White Truck Muster is a celebration of the White truck brand, with displays of trucks, cars, tractors, crawlers and memorabilia. The event is open to any vehicle manufactured or marketed by White or White owned companies, however other makes of trucks are also welcome.
March 24 & 26
Clarendon to Yass, NSW
Haulin’ The Hume, the old Hume Highway road run will depart Hawkesbury Showground at Clarendon on the morning of March 25 to Razorback Mountain, Picton, Mittagong, lunch at Goulburn then on through the Cullerin Range into Gunning and on to Yass for dinner. Entry fee is $30 per vehicle. Organised by the Western Sydney Historical Truck Club.
For an entry form and further information see the website, phone Darrell Killick on 0412 050 224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or join the Facebook group Haulin’ The Hume – Highway 31 Road Run.
Novotel, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
The event will discuss the industry’s biggest challenges and spark solutions to shape the future of our industry. Registration opened in early November.
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and South Bank Parklands will be wall to wall with the latest and best trucks, trailers, technology, components and equipment when the show returns in 2023.
This popular community event sees the main streets of Casino filled with trucks. In 2022, the event attracted over 300 trucks competing in 40 categories.
The Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Queensland (LRTAQ) has released dates for its 2023 conference, with further details to be announced soon.
September 30-October 1
The 2023 Lights on the Hill Memorial Convoy will be held on September 30, with the Memorial Service to follow on October 1 at the Lake Apex Memorial wall. The weekend pays tribute to truckies who have lost their lives, remembering their contribution to the industry.
Following a successful 2022 event, planning is already underway to make the 2023 Brisbane Convoy for Kids even bigger and better. Along with the main convoy, there will be a truck show, family fun and entertainment, and an evening fireworks display.
Touted as the largest truck and motorbike convoy in the Southern Hemisphere, the Illawarra Convoy raises funds for individuals and families affected by potentially life threatening medical conditions, together with charities that work with these people, and local hospitals.
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