WORKING TOGETHER: Ken believes most caravan/motorhome drivers want to help truckies get to where they're going quicker and safer.
WORKING TOGETHER: Ken believes most caravan/motorhome drivers want to help truckies get to where they're going quicker and safer. Alf Wilson

Truck Friendly sticker program needs backer

KEN Wilson is adamant most of his fellow caravanners and RV drivers want to do the right thing by truckies - they're just not sure how.

That's why the Bundaberg- based disability support worker has launched the Truck Friendly program, which aims to educate caravanners and RV drivers how to interact better on our roads and highways.

Using money from his own pocket, he's already built a website for the initiative - truckfriendly. com.au - and designed a 300mm Truck Friendly sticker (below), which is designed to affix to the top right rear window of the caravan or RV.

Ken's stickers aim to bridge divide.
Ken's stickers aim to bridge divide.

Providing the call-sign is also prominent. A truckie then knows he can contact the driver on his UHF and has a friendly voice on the other end.

Ron said Ron Chapman, CEO at Caravanning Queensland, and CIL Caravan and RV Insurance have been a huge help in getting the project to this stage.

But he needs more backing if he is to get the stickers onto caravan windows. The prototypes have a space at the bottom for a sponsor's logo, perfect for a trucking or caravan company, clubs, or road safety program, Ken said.

"Many trucking companies complain about caravanners holding them up on the highways and costing them time and money, but very few actually do anything positive to address the problem. I believe education is the key,” he said.

Ken also plans to have supporter Truck Friendly stickers printed for trucks, with the wording "I support the Truck Friendly Program”.

Providing he can secure a sponsor, Ken hopes to have the stickers ready before grey nomads head north en masse from early May. Call him on 0429944663, or email future.toy@bigpond.com if you can help.

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