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13th May 2021 Truckshow day 1

Goodaye all, no photos yet, will take camera tomorrow, but first day of the Brisbane Truckshow, the biggest trucking event in the Southern Hemisphere they billed it as, at the welcome breakfast this morning and they may well be right. From I think 21 exhibitors they quoted at the first Brisbane Truckshow at the old woolstores at Rocklea many years ago, to over 300 today.

From industry magazines and associations, to ancillary equipment, all the way up to the flashest blue trucks you will see in a while. Seems to be a theme with Western Star, Freightliner and Kenworth all in very similar hues of royal blue, but then trailers in all colours and configurations.

So I visited many of the sponsors of the TIV, a couple of NRFA and hope to have some more hopefully in the future for possibly tyres and a couple of other extras and discussing and looking for a better fuel deal for members with our current supplier, previously Caltex, now rebranding back to Ampol. We signed up perhaps a dozen new members today, the logbook dividers were well received by drivers and we had some good inquiries and in depth discussions with many stand visitors.

I signed up to Healthy Heads in Trucks and Sheds, did my planned health check at Health in Gear, who now have their first mobile van parked at the Kenworth stand, getting a pass, but a little hard to get a complete picture as one, wearing my sling to protect from back slappers and bumping for the shoulder injury/surgery and two, out of the truck and my semi-normal routine, but well worth the effort, cholesterol and Blood pressure good, so will be rearing to get back on the road in the new truck, now due on the road in July.

Thanks to all who dropped in, gave me their time and I hope to do it all again, tomorrow. Come and visit if you are at the show, stand 32 in the foyer. 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.

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