Here’s a look at some of the upcoming trucking events to mark in your diary.
Kenworths new and old, working and retired, restored and original, will come together at the 2023 Kenworth Klassic, which this year celebrates 100 years of the iconic brand.
West Kempsey, NSW
Hosted by the North Coast Trucking Social Club, the parade will start at 9am from Tozer Street, West Kempsey, bound for the Kempsey Showgrounds via Kempsey CBD. Includes free kids entertainment, petting farm, dummy spitting comp, male and female truck pull, charity auction, trade displays and market stalls. Entry $5 adults, children free. Bar facilities, no BYO. Plus charity dinner. All proceeds to local charities. For further info see the NCTSC Facebook page, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Trent Lee on 0439 455 797, Peter Scott on 0417 678 578, Kate Jones on 0403 544 578.
Gold Coast, Queensland
After a difficult two years for road freight operators, NatRoad is pleased to invite members to the NatRoad National Conference 2023, to be held at the RACV Royal Pines Resort, Benowna on Queensland’s Gold Coast from September 27-29. Includes the ‘NatRoad Parliament’ and the NatRoad Awards presented at the Gala Dinner.
September 30-October 1
The 2023 Lights on the Hill Memorial Convoy is planned to be held on September 30 en route to Gatton Showgrounds with the Memorial service to be held on October 1 at the Lake Apex Memorial wall. Live music at the showgrounds includes The Wolfe Brothers, Josh Setterfield, Hayley Jensen, Will Day, Kerry Kennedy & Double Barrel and more.
The Technology & Maintenance Conference (TMC) in-person event is back after four years. The event aims to bring new ideas, expert advice, and strategies to help transport operators save thousands of dollars through improved maintenance and purchasing strategies. The TMC program committee is seeking expressions of interest from people to propose sessions, workshops or to be part of a panel at TMC 2023. The program will cover topics including technology, safety, productivity, environment, costs and industry careers. Registrations to be launched soon.
Starting at the Sydney Dragway, the convoy will make its way to the Hawkesbury Showground in Clarendon for a day filled with fun and festivities for the whole family. The event will raise funds for the NETS Ambulance Service.
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.
Murray Bridge, SA
Honouring truck drivers who have lost their lives, the White Hill Truck Drivers Memorial now has over 100 names. This special day will begin with a convoy, with trucks meeting at White Hill. Each truck will wear a banner and head down the hill towards the monument, where they will line up and toot their air horn ahead of the service that will take place at 11am.
Goulburn Showgrounds, NSW
A jam-packed day of fun for the whole family at Goulburn Showground, Braidwood Road. On the day there will be a huge array of trucks on display following the convoy, free carnival rides, entertainment galore including the return of Bluey and Bingo, activities and interactive games for the kids plus much more. A variety of food and refreshment stations will be available. Entry for kids is free. The Convoy for Kids Goulburn charity provides financial assistance to local families who have a child living with a permanent disability, special need, cancer or terminal illness.
Bathurst Showground, NSW
Featuring over 200 market stalls, food stalls, live entertainment and kids’ rides. Registration $55 per category. Public entry $5, children under 12 free. Held in conjunction with the annual Bathurst Swap Meet Car & Bike Show. Gates open 9am to 4pm.
For registration and further details email email@example.com or phone Debbie on 0407 489 634, Haylie on 0438 316 150 or see the website and/or Facebook page.
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. Last year’s event raised over $2 million.
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