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LOTH convoy is gearing up for the run to Gatton

GET READY: Last year’s Lights on the Hill annual convoy heads into Gatton to commemorate the many lives lost in the trucking industry.
GET READY: Last year’s Lights on the Hill annual convoy heads into Gatton to commemorate the many lives lost in the trucking industry.

GET ready for the 10th annual Lights on the Hill Convoy.

Trucks will be leaving the BP Archerfield and Brown and Hurley in Toowoomba at 10am for the run into the Gatton Showgrounds on February 23.

LOTH president Gary Simpson said he expected more trucks to take part in the 10th year of the event.

He hopes for good weather, as last year's event was rainy, but still had nearly 300 trucks in the convoy. "Hopefully this one will be bigger," he said.

So far there has been a lot of interest in the event, where anyone is welcome.

Mr Simpson said owners of working trucks, shiny trucks, new and old trucks were all encouraged to get involved.

But the day wasn't about trucks.

"There's three or four trophies, but the day is not about the trucks, it's about the people and the drivers," he said.

"The real message is about the deceased drivers and their families."

Mr Simpson said there had been a lot of positive interest in the event and the LOTH Facebook group had grown from about 5000 likes in the last month to 6000.

Get involved:

PHONE Gary 0418 155 787, Juanita on 0401 362 960 or Glen 0413 886 268, follow them on Facebook or email lightsonthehill@live.com.au

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