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Australian Truckies share the road safely this Easter

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Pic: Google Images

Australian Trucking Association Chief Executive Officer, Stuart St Clair, has called on Australia’s truck drivers to lead by example and drive safely over the Easter/Anzac Day holiday period.

“With Tuesday 26 April being a public holiday, creating an extended five day Easter break, we can expect more cars on the road than usual. Professional drivers know the rules, and we are the ones who should be setting an example for holiday motorists,” Mr St Clair said.

“At the same time, I ask motorists to remember that Australian truck drivers want to get home to their families too, but our trucks perform differently to cars.

“Here are a few tips that motorists can follow to make their trip safer:
• Don’t cut in front of trucks as they slow for traffic lights or when you’re out on the highway. A truck needs a greater distance to stop than you expect, because they are much heavier than cars.
• Don’t overtake trucks when they are turning. Trucks often need to turn from the centre lane at intersections and corners, so stay well back. Remember, if you can’t see the truck driver’s side mirrors, the truck driver can’t see you.
• Please be patient if the truck in front of you slows down when it’s going up a hill; we’re doing our best. If you want to overtake, make sure you can see enough clear road ahead.”
Mr St Clair reminded motorists that this holiday period presents a whole new set of challenges for all road users with school students on their term one holiday break also.

“Motorists often feel under pressure to push on to their destination, even though they’re tired. Truck drivers are legally required to take regular breaks; you should too. The best way we can all get home for Easter is to share the road safely,” Mr St Clair said.

From TruckiesOnline, have a great Easter break

Source: ATA

Lights on the Hill Annual Convoy

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Spectacular Truck Convoy 2011

26th February 2011

Departs BP Archerfield also Toowoomba Show Grounds at 10am sharp on route to Gatton Show Grounds with the Mack Bi Centennials leading the convoy.

New Event: We will count all makes of trucks, the make with the most trucks will receive a perpetual trophy to hold in their head office for one year.

Entertainers: Travis Sinclair – Wolverines – Jayne Denham more to be announced as we sign them up.
Announcer/entertainer: Dusty Fraser from radio 98.9fm

Lights On The Hill remembers fellow Australian truck drivers no longer with us and to show the public what a great bunch of people australian truck drivers are.
Most of all, help support the families left behind after the tragic loss of a beloved truck driver.

We will also be holding a spectacular dinner with for seating for 700 people, what a convoy! This convoy is for the trucking industry to show support for the many hard hours you work.
To help you relax from the stress you face every day on the roads.
To show Australia that Australian Truck Drivers really do unite and have mateship like no other industry.
This is your convoy Truckies. Please ask you mates around Australia to support it.
Companies who make a living from trucks and drivers please show your support.

We will have pre bookings posted on the web site very soon.

Contact: Kathy White 07 54656044
Mobile: 0427739112