Goodaye all, a mad rush now to get off to work. Stephen from Whiteline TV, my partner in TRUCK That, came along to Wagga Wagga after a night on the road, with his lovely wife Sarah driving now so he could get a kip on the way to the festival. We attended the “Stone the Crows” Festival where I did a seminar on Easter Friday and again on Saturday about sharing the road with trucks.
I must thank some sponsors who contributed, GME for a magnificent UHF radio, Bolinda with many audio books and EFlare with some torch/Emergency Beacons as give aways during the seminars. All were well received and thanks for that support to make the seminars that bit more interesting and of value.
A good crowd of about 300 on Friday and near the same on Saturday, participated strongly in question and answer, along with many taking copies of Owner Driver, the Truckies Top Ten Tips and cards for future follow up. We launched TRUCK That RV, along with showing the sharing rest areas video and received a round of applause for the TRUCK That RV videos.
With the very welcome support of the organisers of the event, I was also able to sit down with people from three of the major motorhome/caravan groups/clubs for a short meeting on Saturday morning with the specific aim of working together to see more and better rest areas for all and improved knowledge of sharing the road with trucks. That meeting went very well and now I have some more work and emails and letters to write to pursue that and make it happen.
We filmed the next episode of TRUCK That and TRUCK That RV, including some interviews and a bit of music as well.
Thank you to the organisers of the “Stone the Crows” festival (and I have been invited back again next year) to those sponsors who contributed, to all who attended the seminars and to Stephen and Sarah for coming along. I wish I had another hour spare and will go into more detail next week.
Lastly, I have been invited to take part in a discussion on ABC Nightlife with Philip Clark on Tuesday 3rd April from 10 PM till 11PM as a follow up to the recent road transport segment and then hope to follow up with a spot with Luke Bona on MMM Nightshift, both to report on the Stone the Crows and to confirm the drivers club is up and running. Off and running, Safe Travelling, Rod Hannifey.