Heritage Truck Association's annual truck show at Rocklea, Brisbane, Queensland.
Heritage Truck Association's annual truck show at Rocklea, Brisbane, Queensland. Kate Dodd

9 top truckin' things to do

May 3-5: National Diesel Dirt and Turf Expo

WHERE: Panthers Penrith Showgrounds, Penrith.

THIS expo brings the biggest range of earthmoving machinery, earthmoving attachments, trucks, trailers, bikes, utility vehicles, earthworks tools, agricultural machinery, mowing equipment and much more.

It's a family-friendly event designed for the earthmoving industry to update their knowledge of the latest equipment, technology and services.

May 11: Burragorang Coalies Reunion

WHERE: Wollondilly Heritage Centre and Museum from 10.30am.

THE third bi-annual Truckies Reunion is open to all owners, drivers, company drivers, mechanics, weighbridge operators, supervisors and loader drivers who were involved with the transportation of Burragorang Coal.

Vehicles are to be in place by 10am until 2pm.

Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for children and $7 for families.

Go to www.wollondilly museum.org.au/events for more.

May 15: The NatRoad Conference 2019

WHERE: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane.

DISCOVER the latest in road transport technology, learn about new processes and systems to improve productivity and find out about changes to rules and regulations and how they impact the way we work, including the drive towards sustainability in the near future.

Go to www.natroad conference.com for details.

May 16-19: Brisbane Truck Show

WHERE: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane.

BRISBANE will be bursting at the seams when the 2019 Brisbane Truck Show kicks off in May.

Go to www.brisbanetruck show.com.au for details.

May 18: Putty Road Truck Drivers' Memorial Service and Reunion Dinner

WHERE: Garry Miller Memorial Park, Putty Rd, Milbrodale.

THE service starts at 9pm and the local school will have refreshments from 11am.

The dinner will be held at the Charbonnier Hotel (44Maitland Rd, Singleton). Dinner is $60 and tickets must be purchased in advance.

Updates will be posted on the group's Facebook page or phone Paul 0427472250, Shane 0419287159 or Marie 0414631206.

May 18 and 19: Heritage Truck Association's Annual Truck Show

WHERE: Rocklea Showgrounds.

HIGHLIGHTS of the show include veteran, vintage and heritage trucks, vintage tractors and stationary engines (working displays).

Phone Phyllis Davies on 0417002386 for more.

June 8: Victorian Truck Drivers' Memorial

WHERE: Memorial site at Rotary Park, Alexandra.

THE Victorian Truck Drivers' Memorial will honour drivers who have died while doing their work.

This year's service will be held from 2pm at the memorial.

More details at facebook.com/Victorian TruckDriversMemorial.

June 8 and 9: Alexandra Truck, Ute and Rod Show

WHERE: Alexandra, Victoria.

ENJOY the Sunday Show 'n' Shine on Alexandra's main street with live music, a Victorian woodchop tournament, exhibitions and trade displays and quilt show. Weekend events will include a truck drivers' memorial service and sponsors' dinner.

For truck show details, go to www.alexandratruck show.com.au.

June 9: South Australian Truck and Ute Show Mannum

WHERE: Mannum's main street, South Australia.

MAKE sure your trucks are all polished for the South Australian Truck and Ute Show in Mannum.

Set against the backdrop of Mannum's historical main street, there will be plenty for everyone. Details at the event website satruckand uteshow.com.au.

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