TOP TRUCKIN’ THINGS TO DO
Where: Kilcoy Showgrounds
When: April 16
Trucks are to assemble at Winya Rd Mt Kilcoy (follow the signs) from 9am-10am to Kilcoy Showgrounds for truck show judging at 11am.
Entry cost is a $10 donation, money raised will go to the Kilcoy Show Society and Kilcoy Kindy.
It will be a great family day out with all the fun of the Kilcoy Show.
This year's feature is Mack Trucks through the decades in Kilcoy.
Check out the Kilcoy Konvoy of Facebook for updates.
Cattle Crate Industry Forums
Where: Rockhampton, Townsville, Toowomba, Longreach
When: April 18, 19, 26 & May 21
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) is working with cattle crate transporters, crate manufacturers and graziers to make loading, unloading and cross loading of cattle safer in Queensland.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland invite cattle transporters, cattle crate manufacturers/retro-fitters and graziers to attend an industry forum to:
- be updated on the review of the design and use of cattle crates to load, unload and cross load cattle in Queensland
- discuss ideas to improve the safe design and use of cattle crates for these activities
- discuss ways how to progress these improvements
Sessions will be held around Queensland:
- Rockhampton: Monday, 18 April 9-11am
- Townsville: Tuesday, 19 April 1-3pm
- Toowoomba: Tuesday, 26 April 2016 10am - noon
- Longreach: Saturday, 21 May (during the Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Qld Annual Conference).
RSVP your attendance to have a voice in the focus group.
To guarantee your place, please RSVP to Janine.Lees@justice.qld.gov.au indicating which forum you would like to attend.
For more information regarding these focus groups or the cattle crate project, please contact Donna Lee at Donna.Lee@justice.qld.gov.au or phone 07 3404 8170.
Casino Beef Week
Where: Casino, NSW
When: May 21-31
THE countdown is on and with only 100 days to go, the excitement for Casino's annual Beef Week Festival is building.
From May 21 to 31, Casino will be buzzing with the sights and sounds of all things Beef Week, and the Around the World theme is sure to have the town dressed to impress, celebrating the diversity of countries, people, places and things the world has to offer.
The preliminary festival program is now being drafted with even more on offer during the 2016 event than ever before.
Family favourites will be back and there are new events scheduled that are sure to please the crowds.
Community support of Casino's flagship festival is strong and sponsorship invitations are being sent out this month.
More info www.casinobeefweek.com.au.
OzTruckinTV Truck, Car & Bike Show
Where: Pine Rivers Showgrounds
When: June 19
The OzTruckinTV Truck, Car & Bike Show will offer trade and display stalls, a show and shine and live entertainment.
Entry costs are $20 for a truck, $10 for a car and $5 for a bike. General admission is $5 but kids under 10 enter for free.
For general enquiries contact email@example.com or 0447903048.
Trucking Australia Conference
Where: Sea World Conference Centre, Gold Coast
When: June 23-25
TRUCKING Australia 2016 will be held at the Sea World Resort on the Gold Coast from Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 June 2016.
ATA Chief Executive Christopher Melham said Trucking Australia was all about turning industry ideas and concerns into action.
"Industry regulation and red tape affect everyone, whether you own one truck or manage a fleet," Mr Melham said.
"Every member of our industry is invited to have their say at Trucking Australia 2016, where you will help develop industry action plans for the big issues facing trucking.
"Delegates can add directly to the plans through on-floor discussions, surveys, and real-time social media feeds. These action plans are then fed into the ATA's strategic plan, which determines how the ATA tackles these issues in our industry.
"Trucking Australia is about getting better results for your operations, too. You'll take away valuable insights and training to apply directly in your own business, with a business contracts masterclass and the MTData Business lunch.
"It's also a great opportunity to network and reconnect with trucking industry peers across Australia, with the opening night Auction Dinner at Warner Bros Movie World, the MTData business lunch, the BPW Transpec Dinner and the Kenworth Legends Luncheon.
"It all culminates in the ATA Foundation Sponsors Gala Awards Dinner on the Saturday night, where we announce the winners of the 2016 National Trucking Industry Awards and celebrate their achievements.
"Trucking Australia has sold out early for the last three years running. I urge operators to secure your place early to ensure you're included in these critical industry discussions," Mr Melham said.
Full delegate registration for Trucking Australia 2016 is $495 (inc GST). On-site accommodation is available at the 4½ star Sea World Resort, with special delegate rates starting from $169 per room, per night.
For more information about Trucking Australia 2016 and to register, go to www.truckingaustralia.com.au.
To get your ticket to the dinner, go to www.truckingaustralia.com.au.