Goodaye all, well the 2021 Brisbane Truckshow is done and dusted. I believe it has gone well for the organisers, congratulations on a very well turned out and managed event. There may well be some things I missed but wanted to see and some people who escaped, but many business cards, some other inquiries and discussions requiring follow up, will keep me busy for the next week at least. Thank you to everyone from the HVIA who helped facilitate a site for us nearly at the last minute, it must have been hard doing the juggling.
Thank you to every member of the NRFA who helped and or attended or took part on the stand, to our partners on the stand, Mark Brown from TBI Insurance (and for your rousing success in setting up the venue and Saturday evening get together, plus your time on the stand) to Highway Advocates, we wish you not only success in setting up the new venture, but know many other drivers will benefit from industry knowledge and representation, should they find themselves with an unfair or unreasonable ticket or infringement penalty.
I do believe we gained good exposure, new members, even some respect from many outside our ranks, at least from discussions I have had with many during the show. It has cost us some money, the returns for which, I hope may well flow over some time to come, but we do have extra flyers, logbook dividers and notepads, plus a large banner, some tables and chairs for many future events.
I am looking forward to a good sleep, so will leave you with the graphics from the Kenworths on show and I would have to say, I believe, with only some obvious bias, they were the best looking trucks, both in and outside the show. The last photo speaks for itself as perhaps the most unique truck in some ways, but certainly drew much attention. Safe Travelling, Rod Hannifey.