Sharing Rest Areas Video.

Did filming yesterday for sharing rest areas. Thanks to all who took part and helped. Rod Pilon Transport for allowing me the time and flexibility to do all I can towards improving road safety with the TIV. Stephen McCarthy from Whiteline Television who is aiming to set up a new trucking television show and this will be one part of that.
Lance and his Isuzu and van, an ex truckie, who drove all the way from the other side of Melbourne to take part, Chris and Bizzi who drove down from Dubbo with their retro van Chiquita, John and his partner in the Jeep who was a good vanner in helping me to get past them south of Parkes and who, when I called him up on the UHF, agreed to come in and take part, to the other vehicle owners who will appear in the video that were simply on site or drove in and allowed us to include them, to Lindsay Brothers Transport by default, the driver who slept through the whole exercise being in a frig van with the motors running keeping his cargo cold, showed another side.
The aim is to get all, both truckies and vanners to recognise they can help each other by simply having some thought for others when they park up, to vanners in better recognising our needs with logbooks and penalties and the intent, is to give any tired driver, somewhere to park safely. We need MORE and BETTER rest areas for all. Safe Travelling, Rod Hannifey.

By truckright

An Australian truckie aiming to improve both how the road transport industry is seen and understood by the public and to improve road safety for all.

4 replies on “Sharing Rest Areas Video.”

Wish we could get someone to come to Mudgee NSW in September to do talk on this subject to the approx 70 caravans we hope to have at our Retreat Caravans National Get Together.
We are well on our way with 65 caravans commit to be being there. Have caravans from all across the nation coming & I have been trying to get someone from the trucking industry to attend & talk about this as well as sharing the road!
Anyone out there know how I can get this to happen????🤔🤔🤔🤔


Hey Rod, this was a great story on YassFM on Friday – thanks for sharing. I reckon more like this where we talk about specific examples where we can, and explain carefully how 60 tons can’t be accelerated on a dime – you need a runup before pulling out, then if you run out of torque up a hill, the last thing you need is the person you’re passing to take the opportunity to try to nip ahead of you. The physics and practicality of the situation are clear to you and me, but I reckon there’s lots of non-professional drivers out there who just don’t understand. More discussions like ours on YassFM on Friday might just help spread the word mate.

Travel safe, boz.


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