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Save the dates: Upcoming industry events for the diary

Here’s a look at some of the trucking events to add to your calendar in the coming months.

AUGUST

Alternative Fuel Summit 2022

August 23

CMV Truck and Bus, Derrimut

The VTA, in partnership with Viva Energy Australia and CMV Truck and Bus, will host the inaugural Alternative Fuels Summit – with a list of key speakers confirmed including Victorian Minister for Energy and Environment Lily D’Ambrosio.

Megatrans

August 24-26, 2022 

Melbourne Exhibition Centre

MEGATRANS is an integrated trade exhibition and conference showcasing the full freight and logistics supply chain, spanning warehousing and logistics, through to multimodal freight and final mile delivery.

SEPTEMBER

LRTA Industry Day 

September 3, 2022

Perth, WA

The Livestock and Rural Transport Association of WA (Inc)’s annual conference will be held at Burswood on Swan, bringing those from the industry together. 

Australian Freight Industry Awards

September 3, 2022

Palladium at Crown, Melbourne

The Australian Freight Industry Awards recognise fantastic achievements across a range of categories and sectors. The awards will be presented during a special gala event featuring live entertainment.

SARTA Conference and dinner

September 3, 2022

Adelaide Convention Centre, SA

This one-day conference and dinner will cover various current industry issues including high productivity heavy vehicle access, fuel tax credits, equipment and component availability, AdBlue, driver training, safety technology misuse by enforcement agencies, and more.

OCTOBER

Lights on the Hill Convoy

October 1-2, 2022

Gatton, Queensland

The annual memorial convoy offers drivers and their families an opportunity to get together with other truckies while celebrating the contribution truckies make to the country. The convoy will take place on the Saturday and the memorial service will be held on the Sunday at the Lake Apex Memorial wall.

Ivanhoe Dry Times Truck, Tractor, Car and Bike Show

October 1-2, 2022

Sahara Oval, Ivanhoe, NSW

Aside from the truck event, there will also be live music, a tractor, and plenty of food and drink. All proceeds go towards local community groups and projects. Gates open from 10am. For more information, contact Allan Carmichael on 0447 953 982, or Lonni Grimwood on lonnigrimwood@gmail.com.

Matty Hillcoat’s Truckies’ Day Out

October 8, 2022

Gympie Showgrounds

This fun day out for truckies and their families helps to raise money for River’s Gift and SIDS research.

QTA Road Freight Industry Awards

October 8, 2022

Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane

The Queensland Trucking Association’s annual awards aim to celebrate those in the state’s road freight industry who have displayed excellence, dedication and commitment to their roles. This year’s event will feature guest speaker Dr Craig Challen OAM, the Australian cave diver who was instrumental in saving a soccer team of 12 boys and their coach in the 2018 Thai Cave Rescue.

NOVEMBER

Brisbane Convoy For Kids

November 5, 2022

Brisbane, Queensland

This truck convoy runs Larapinta to Redcliffe, followed by a fun-filled family day, which will include truck awards, live entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display, all to raise money for a very worthy cause.

Convoy For Kids Goulburn

November 19

Goulburn, NSW

Convoy for Kids Goulburn provides support for local children with cancer, terminal illness and permanent disabilities, by providing financial assistance to the families of such children with special needs. For the first time in two years, the Convoy Carnival Day will be run in its entirety, with a Guinness World Record attempt for the largest parade of trucks, entertainment and plenty of kids activities.

Illawarra Convoy

November 20, 2022

Illawarra, NSW

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.

Have you got an event you’d like included in the next Save the Date? Email all the details to editor@bigrigs.com.au.

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