Truck That November 2017 is the second episode of a new monthly programme presented by legendary industry advocate Rod Hannifey and produced by us at Whiteline television.
We shot this episode at the Maitland showgrounds on the 29th October during the Newcastle Road Transport Awareness Day and Convoy. This event is held each year and continues to go from strength to strength. Traditionally they raise money for the Westpac rescue helicopter, but this year sees them also provide donations for other charities.
Rod gets the perfect opportunity to speak with Tim Hansen from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator about the release of the latest round of funding for heavy vehicle road safety projects, he also chats about the new regime coming to play with registration labels and number plates plus, the latest on ‘chain of responsibility’ legislation.
Rod also gets to provide an update as to where the ‘green reflector’ informal parking bay project is currently up to from the funding that he received for that project in the last round of grants.
We also get to have a chat with Glenn ‘YOGI’ Kendall who is from ‘Outback Truckers’ fame and who is also a great advocate for our industry. Yogi discusses his three most important things that could be changed to make our industry better.
Then we close off the show talking to Chris Smith editor at Australian Custom Truck magazine and what he has been doing at the show. Rod gets a special invitation to another truck show in Victoria next year from Chris.
Rod Hannifey has spent most of his truck driving career as a road safety evangelist and advocate for safety within the Australian road transport industry. He is an accomplished and respected columnist and has been an adviser to Industry and government on many projects. He also pilots the distinctive Truckright Industry Vehicle which is a K200 Kenworth in B’Double configuration.