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Oaklands Truck Show attracts record number of rigs

The organisers of the Oaklands Truck Show in NSW were delighted to see a record number of rigs at their annual event last weekend, with sunny weather helping to attract a great crowd.  

There was fun for all the family over March 16 and 17, with kids’ activities, live music, market stalls, food and more.  

Presentations to car, ute and bike owners were made on Saturday, before the focus turned to the real stars: trucks.  

There were plenty of shiny rigs on display, but it was JDN Transport who took out the big prize – Truck of the Show – with their Kenworth T909 2019.  

Meanwhile Glen Kearney Transport, with their impressive array of white Kenworths, brought home Best Fleet.  

Glen Kearney Transport took home Best Fleet and Best Truck 0-2 Years. Image: Glen Kearney Transport

The president of the show’s committee, Jimmy Beale, told Big Rigs that the weekend was a “great success”.  

“Everyone had a ball,” he said. “There was great weather and a great atmosphere. We were really happy with how it all went.”  

As the sun set on Sunday, the mood became more sombre as rigs lined up for Lights on the Hill.  

“Lights on the Hill was a real highlight,” said Beale.  

“It’s in memory of a young bloke who died, Wayne Martin.” 

Lights on the Hill was a tribute to a young man who passed away, Wayne Martin. Image: Strathmerton Truck Spotting

This year the Oaklands Truck Show Committee also unveiled their new Wall of Fame, inducting local truckie Max Dickens.

“Max is a local driver that drove for a local carrier here for 20 years,” Beale said. 

“He’s driven for four or five different companies in tankers, and he was nominated for Driver of the Year with Shell one year.” 

The committee are planning an official launch of the wall later this year, and anyone who would like to nominate someone they know can get in touch with Beale on 0428 570 325 or email  

For more pictures, pick up the next issue of Big Rigs. 



Best 0-2 Years 
Kenworth T909 2023 – Kearney Transport 
Glen Kearney 

Best 3-8 Years 
Kenworth T909 2018 – Lieschke Transport 
Damien Crawley 

Best 9-14 Years 
Kenworth T909 2011 – Grays Transport 
Ramsey Whealan 

Best 15-20 Years 
Kenworth T404 2004 – Adrian Tyndall 
Adrian Tyndall 

Best 21-26 Years 
Kenworth T900 1998 – Willett Transport 
Scott Willett 

Best Vintage 27+ Years 
Peterbilt 281 1967 – McSweeney Transport 
Scott McSweeney 

Best Artistic 
Kenworth t659 2024 – Willett Transport 
Scott Willett 

Best Dirty Truck 
Mack Superliner 2022 – Kreskas Bros 
Jason Buis 

Best Local 
Kenworth W900 2022 – Beale Transport 
Brendan Bale 

Best Fleet 
Kearney Transport 

Best Farm 
Mack Superliner 1987 – Madness 
Robert Trethowan 

Committee’s Choice 
Kenworth SAR 2023 – PC Freight 
David Frew 

Runner up – Lights on the Hill 
Kenworth SAR 2023 – PC Freight 
David Frew 

Lights on the Hill 
Kenworth W900 SAR 1986 
Darryl Stelter 

Runner up – Truck of the Show 
Kenworth T900 1998 – Willett Transport 
Scott Willett 

Truck of the Show 
Kenworth T909 2019 – JDN Transport 
JDN Transport 



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