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Brisbane Truck Show highlights

While 65,000 people are expected through the doors for the May 13-16 Brisbane Truck Show, thousands more will flock to a myriad of concurrent trucking events and attractions in the city. Here’s a look at some of the highlights.

The Australian Heavy Vehicle Industry Week festival is packed with activities and entertainment in the South Bank Precinct, all designed to foster broader awareness about the industry’s vital role and positive impact within the community.

Job’s Hub

The Jobs Hub is a one-stop-shop for students, job seekers, industry and employment stakeholders.

It showcases the best of the heavy vehicle industry in a dynamic and interesting way to entice young people and job seekers into gainful employment.

Where: South Bank Piazza
When: Thu-Sun, May 13-16 – 10am-4pm

 

Apprentice Challenge

 Three teams from around Australia will compete in the 2021 HVIA National Apprentice Challenge.

Each heat includes two teams working simultaneously, on identical ISUZU trucks, to identify and rectify a series of programmed faults as the clock ticks.

The winning team is the first to successfully identify and repair all the faults, or the team that rectifies the most faults within the allowed time frame.

Where: South Bank Piazza
When: Thu-Sun, May 13-16 – 11am-12pm

 

Truck & trailer showcase

Most of the vehicles on display are made in Australia, and feature wonderful stories of Australian innovation, skilled designers, engineers and tradespeople.

Each one has a special purpose, and in some way makes all of our lives better. All of those fascinating stories are told as part of the display.

Where: Little Stanley Street and Stanley Street Plaza
When: Thu-Sun, May 13-16. All day and night each day of the festival

Truckfest outdoor cinema

Round-up the gang for a great free night out watching two amazing family favourites on the big screen with the Brisbane skyline as the backdrop.

On Friday, it’s the Disney Pixar classic Cars, followed by Monster Trucks on the Saturday night.

Where: Rainforest Green
When: Fri-Sat, May 14-15 – 6pm-8pm

 

Truck push for kids

In an official Guinness World Record attempt, Strongman Troy Conley-Magnusson will attempt to push a 12 tonne Freightliner Cascadia prime mover over 30 metres, all to raise money for charity.

Conley-Magnusson has already proven he has what it takes, pulling everything from car fleets semi-trailers to aeroplanes.

You can support the cause with a pledge on the festival website.

Where: Little Stanley Street
When: Fri, May 14 – 8am

 

Laservision water & light spectacular

A stunning Laser, light and water spectacular celebrating the story of Australian trucking

Presented by Laservision, this incredible display of dancing water, mesmerising laser light and larger than life video projection all combine into a fun-filled show celebrating Australia’s heavy vehicle industry.

Where: Streets Beach – South Bank Lagoon
When: Thu-Sat, May 13-15 – every half hour, 7-9pm

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