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16th May 2021 Truckshow Day 3

Goodaye all. As you might note from the time this is posted, I am technically late, but just think, if I get back at a reasonable hour tonight, you will have two posts in one day. It has been another good day, some more members signed up, a couple of steps forward for the next TIV, no one punched me in the arm or hurt my shoulder, a podcast interview, a video interview yesterday as well for Health in Gear and a well attended and successful NRFA and TB Insurance evening drinks and snacks, was held at Southbank Beer Garden with some welcome industry guests, finishing just after midnight, hence my late post.

Everyone behaved and enjoyed themselves, I had an interesting chat with a group of young blokes, (who I hope will all join) one of which was you may well be surprised, woken from his sleep to have his logbook checked! Not only is this not acceptable, it is not legal and flies in the face of authorities talk of us managing our fatigue and will be pursued. I have a list of a few other items to follow up on as well.

Some old friends dropped by to say hello and I managed to look at a few more stands. The line up of trucks outside the exhibition centre is impressive, photos tomorrow, so last day coming up and the following photos show what I believe to be two of the three trucks that built much of the road transport industry in Australia. The 1418 Mercedes Benz, the ACCO a 3070 and the missing truck, a B Model Mack. Do you agree?

The last photo is of an IOR tanker, with livery supporting industry and male health efforts, not a bad looking bit of gear. Till later tonight, 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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