HONOUR: Merv Rowlands, the fleet engineering manager for Boral Transport won the 2009 Craig Roseneder Award for his technical excellence. Photo: Contributed
HONOUR: Merv Rowlands, the fleet engineering manager for Boral Transport won the 2009 Craig Roseneder Award for his technical excellence. Photo: Contributed

What's on and where...

Truckin' reunion

September 29-30

Sunday fun day for families and friends. Show and Shine rigs at the grounds no later than 11am with $10 nomination fee.

North Tamworth Bears Football Grounds, Peel St. Phone Bob on 0429 935 113 or John 'Flapper' on 0429 615 206.

19th annual Historic Truck, Tractor and Machinery Show

September 29-30

Gatton Showgrounds, Queensland. Presented by (HCVAQ). Entry $5, children free. Vehicle exhibitors free.

Feature truck and tractor this year will be Kenworth Trucks and Fordson Tractors.

See hcvaq.com or phone Graham Kircher on (07) 3207 5159, 0439 732 069 or Grant Larder on (07) 3889 3601 or 0403 257 033.

NHVR forum

October 4

THE National Heavy Vehicle Regulator will host a Heavy Vehicle Breakfast Forum in Central West NSW. From 6.30-11.30 Forbes Central West Livestock Exchange, Newell Hwy Forbes. Contact Melanie Suitor 02 6861 2364.

Big Rigs Race Day

October 12

ENJOY a full day of racing fun at the Ipswich Turf Club. Entry includes food and drink at $75 a ticket, call 07 3817 1735.

Lights on the Hill

October 13

THE Lights on the Hill annual memorial service will be held at 2pm in Lake Apex Park in Gatton, Queensland. Trucks, are welcome. Flowers and banners are welcome to remember loved ones and mates. Bring a chair and umbrella. Then have dinner at the Gatton Golf Club. Pre-book tickets by phoning 0401 362 960.

TMC 2012

October 15-17

THE ATA's Technical Maintenance Conference will be held at Automotive Centre for Excellence at the Kangan Institute in Melbourne. To see the full program and to register for TMC 2012, go to truck.net.au/public/ events-awards. Discounts apply for group registrations. The presentation of the 2012 Craig Roseneder Award for technical and maintenance excellence in the workshop at the Castrol Awards Dinner on Monday, October 15. Attendees will also enjoy the PACCAR/ALLRig cars and canapes night at the spectacular Fox classic car collection.

Some of the workshops will include:

Stemco wheel end maintenance, inspection and acceptable end play setup;

SAF INTRADISC INTEGRAL and SAF INTRADRUM suspensions and axles;

BPW Transpec airbag suspensions and BPW Transpec axle bearing adjustment;

Knorr-Bremse Australia brake diagnosis and repair and

Holland FW351 and GF36 fifth wheels.

Mullumbimby's Annual Truck Show

November 10, 2012

MULLUMBIMBY'S fourth Annual Truck Show, in conjunction with Mullumbimby Show, will be held on Saturday, November 10. There will be a procession through town, leaving from Towers Industrial Estate, starting 11am. Registration from 9.30am. For further details, contact Mark Ward 0427 634 903 or Andrew Johnston 0419 544 025.

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