7 top truckin' things to do

REUNION TIME: The Oil Patch reunion is on the cards.
REUNION TIME: The Oil Patch reunion is on the cards. Bob Riley

THERE'S lots happening in truckin' in 2018.

Truck shows, convoys, conferences, new truck and trailer launches, formal and informal industry events.

While some events have come and gone already, there's a year full of events yet to go.

Check them out and get along to some of the best truckin' events in our part of the world.

If your event didn't get a mention or it hasn't as yet, drop Big Rigs a message using the contacts below so we can tell all our readers.

Here are a few of the events that are being held in the coming weeks...

February 28 and March 1: Heavy Vehicle Industry Association's Member Information Sessions

THERE are two session days yet to be held.

One is in Adelaide on February 28 and the other in Perth on March 1.

These information sharing sessions are designed to help you stay abreast of what's happening across all the heavy industry's big issues.

Some of the issues on the agenda for these information forums are: Revision of ADR35 and ADR 38; Update on the Motor Vehicle Standards Act review; Road Certification Scheme; Roller Brake testing; Dangerous Goods; and more.

The sessions are open to all aspects of the transport industry as well as to non HVIA members.

For more go to

March 11: The 31st Annual Penrith Working Truck Show

SET aside Sunday, March 11 for the 31st Annual Penrith Working Truck Show, at the Museum of Fire, Penrith.

It's always a big day and is well worth the trip.

Go to for more.

March 17: Oil Patch Reunion

GENEROUS sponsorship support is starting to flow in for the first ever Oil Patch Reunion.

It is being held on March 17 at The Woolshed at Jondaryan in Queensland where there are great facilities and lots of space.

There's a range of on-site accommodation options available too.

For more details go to www.jondaryn and check it out under the Events tab.

March 17 and 18: 2018 Mack Muster

THE 2018 Mack Muster will be held at the Kyabram Showgrounds.

There's also a push on for the event to host the most F model Macks assembled at the one place at the one time, just to add to the fun of the weekend.

For all the details search Facebook for "Kyabram Mack Muster”.

March 23 and 24: 2018 Livestock, Bulk and Rural Carriers Association's annual conference

THE conference, with the theme "Cutting Red Tape”, will be held at the Opal Cove Resort, Coffs Harbour.

Go to for more.

April 12 and 13: Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia's ComVec 2018

COMVEC 2018 wil be held at the at the Melbourne Park Function Centre.

For more details and conference registration go to

April 18 to 20: Trucking Australia 2018 Drive Our Future

"TA 18”, the Trucking Australia 2018 Drive Our Future, the Australian Trucking Association's major annual conference will be at the National Convention Centre in Canberra.

This year it's being held on the national capital, the very heart of our federal government.

The event will feature expert speakers and panels.

Your insights from each session will help build action plans for our industry, including on fatigue where you will have the chance to mentor Australia's smartest innovators as they hack through the issue.

When the hacking and business sessions are over, you'll be able to network and enjoy social events including the ATA Auction Dinner, the Kenworth Legends Lunch and the ATA Foundation Sponsors' Gala Awards Dinner.

Go to for more.

Big Rigs