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Save the date for these truck shows coming up soon

There are loads of truck shows and events coming up soon – here are some dates for your diaries!

MAY 

Sydney TruckFest

May 3–5, 2024  
Clarendon, NSW  

Held at Hawksebury Showground, Sydney TruckFest is a major celebration of the trucking industry, showcasing the latest developments in transport technology, equipment, accessories and much more. There is a dedicated section for older vehicles, but the focus is on highlighting new vehicles and advancements. Attendees can also look forward to lots of entertainment, with performers Baylou and The James Brothers already confirmed.

Sydney TruckFest has also announced that it will be hosting a Show and Shine this year, open to trucks of every size, shape, year and model. Vehicles must be assembled on site by 9am and will not be permitted to move until 5pm. Trucks can remain overnight and can be shown on either Saturday, Sunday or both however, judging is open over both days so there’s a better chance of walking away with an award if you stay for the whole weekend.

Heritage Truck Association Truck Show

May 18-19, 2024 
Rocklea, Qld 

Held at Rocklea Showgrounds, this display of veteran, vintage and heritage trucks, vintage tractors, stationary working engines and vintage cars will interest any vehicle enthusiast. Attendees can also expect trade stalls, a raffle and food and drink. Entry $5 adults, children under 14 free. For further information phone Mark on 0448 111 105, or John on 0477 499 530. 

Transport Women Australia Ltd – Living the Dream Conference  

May 30-June 1, 2024
Essendon Fields, VIC 

Transport Women Australia’s 2024 Living the Dream Conference will take place at Hyatt Place, 1 English Street, Essendon Fields from May 30 to June 1. It kicks off with a pre-conference tour of Paccar, which includes lunch, and a concurrent session with Healthy Heads in Truck and Sheds. Cindy Parker (director of operations at Americold LLC) has been announced as a keynote speaker.  Ellen Voie, founder of Women in Trucking from Wisconsin, will also be speaking at the event. An awards dinner will take place on June 1.  

JUNE

Alexandra Truck, Ute & Rod Show

June 9, 2024
Alexandra, VIC

The Alexandra Truck Show is back on the long weekend in June this year, with a Sunday Show ‘n’ Shine on the town’s main street, as well as live music, a Victorian woodchop tournament, exhibitions, trade displays, kids’ amusements and a raffle. Come down on Saturday for the local markets, a convoy and truck drivers’ memorial service at 2pm and sponsors’ dinner at 6pm. For more details email trucks@alexandratruckshow.com.au or phone Gordon Simpson on 0409 577 212.

JULY

Camp Quality Adelaide Convoy for Kids 

Jul 6, 2023
Victoria Park, Adelaide, SA  

To celebrate National Female Truckies’ Day this year, WiTA and Camp Quality are teaming up to host a day “for the little kids AND the BIG kids”. Supporters will cheer on Camp Quality’s first ever Adelaide convoy, as they travel a 40km route around Adelaide and Port Adelaide, starting and finishing at Victoria Park. The event venue will also host a free family fun day, packed with entertainment and experiences including food vans, kids’ rides, face painting, live music, and more. Attendees can check out the trucks and motorbikes on display at a Show ‘n’ Shine after the convoy. Sign up online or donate here.

AUGUST

Casino Truck Show

August 3, 2024
Casino, NSW 

The Casino Truck Show is back! Expect hundreds of trucks from all over Australia, as well as live music, trade stalls and more. Truck registrations ($30 each) from 6am at the Casino Industrial Area on the east side of the town. The Highway Lights Parade will roll through Johnston Street and Centre Street from 10am. Award presentations will take place at 2pm, with over $12,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs.  

For further info email info@casinotruckshow.com.au or Darren Goodwin at dtgoodwin1@yahoo.com.au or phone (02) 6660 0300. 

TechDrive 2024

August 7, 2024
Melbourne, VIC 

Following its successful launch event in Melbourne in 2023, WHG is taking TechDrive on the road again this year. The event will showcase the latest in technology and innovation, with announcements on new product releases, developments in Telematics, IoT, location data and more. Venue to be announced soon. 

Lowood Truck Show
August 17, 2024
Lowood, Qld

Held at the Lowood Showgrounds in Queensland, this local show features a display of trucks, bikes and cars. A vehicle parade will proceed through Main St. Lowood at 11am. Other attractions on the day include kids’ entertainment, trade stands, live music and food and drink. Entry is free, with donations for charity welcome.

For more information see the Facebook page, email lowoodtruckshow@yahoo.com.au, or phone Robert on 0467 530 349.

Australian Festival of Transport 
August 22-25 
Alice Springs, NT 

The Australian Festival of Transport is back! Held at the Road Transport Hall of Fame in Alice Springs, the induction ceremony for the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame will be held on August 24, honouring transport heroes who have been in the industry for at least 25 years. Attendees at the festival can also look forward to welcome drinks, a breakfast hosted by Transport Women Australia Limited, and a museum open day on August 25 with mini train rides.

For more information and nomination forms for the Wall of Fame see the www.roadtransporthall.com, the National Road Transport Hall of Fame Facebook page.

SEPTEMBER

American Iron Echuca Truck Display

September 7-8, 2024
Echuca Rotary Park, VIC

All makes and models of trucks are welcome at the American Iron Echuca Truck Display.  

Attendees can look forward to modified tractor/mini tractor pull demonstrations, on-site camping and catering, club merchandise and trade stalls, as well as live music by Van-yt. 

MegaTrans

September 18 -19, 2024
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, VIC

Leaders from across the supply chain will gather in Melbourne to discuss the future of the logistics industry at MegaTrans, an integrated trade expo and conference reserved for companies offering advanced technology technologies and services. Experts from across Australia will gather to discuss the issues that are shaping the future of the sustainable supply chain, including workplace diversity and real estate planning.  

Have you got an event you’d like included in the next Save the Date? Email all the details to kayla.walsh@primecreative.com.au

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