The 2019 Newcastle Hunter Transport Awareness Day.
The 2019 Newcastle Hunter Transport Awareness Day. Truck Repairs NSW

Event helps spread the word about what trucking is about

IF YOU wanted to learn all about trucks, Newcastle was the place to be on the weekend with hundreds of big rigs lined up to spread awareness about the transport industry.

The Newcastle Hunter Transport Awareness Day attracted truck enthusiasts as well as families who wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

Celebrities like Outback Truckers star Glenn "Yogi" Kendall and his wife Amanda attended and helped share their love of the industry.

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The event's organising committee wrote on Facebook that they were "simply blown away by the level of support we received this year for our event".

"We would like to send out a massive thank you to all for making this year's event one of the biggest and best we've had for quite a few years," the post read.

"As you can imagine, there are many, many companies and people to thank, too many to write here so please accept this as our personal thank you from the bottom of our hearts."

The awareness day began in 1994 to educate the local community about the role of the transport and logistics industry.

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