Police and media on industry's side in Warwick

Local police and newspaper helping out with TruckWeek in the Queensland regional centre

Police and media on industry's side in Warwick
TruckWeek will be big in Warwick


Truck drivers pulled over in Warwick during TruckWeek may be issued with a different kind of ticket.

Queensland Police in Warwick will next week give out free raffle tickets to win one of six jacket and cap prize packs as part of the town’s celebration.  

Held under the umbrella of the Australian Trucking Association every two years, TruckWeek is a nationwide celebration of the trucking industry and the people who work in it. TruckWeek 2014 will run from September 1 to 7.

Organised by the Warwick and District Road Safety Group, the Warwick raffle includes prize packs donated by Hastings Deering Truck Centres, Kennedy Trailers, Brown & Hurley, Daimler Benz, Rose City Tyres and GR Buchner & Co.

As part of events there will be daily features in the Warwick Daily News and a truck parade on the Friday.

"Trucks are a necessity for our community, so we’re doing our part to show people how trucks carry Australia," Warwick and District Road Safety Group chairman Graham Buchner says.

"We’re really proud to have our police and many other important members of our community taking part in our TruckWeek celebrations, including Queensland Minister for Health and local member for Warwick Lawrence Springborg, who will be riding in our truck parade on Friday.

"It’s also great to have the Warwick Daily News on board, with daily safety messages and kid’s truck colouring in competitions running during the week.

"I’d like to thank our local operators, suppliers and emergency services, who have gone out of their way to support these events and the industry for TruckWeek."

Buchner adds that TruckWeek is a good opportunity to discuss the services provided by the trucking industry and how road users can share the road safely with heavy vehicles.

The truck parade will start at Wallace St outside Victoria Park at 4pm on Friday 5 September, then travel along Wood St and Palmerin St to finish at Queen’s Park.

Amongst those riding along will be Southern Downs Regional Council Mayor, Peter Blundell;  the principals of Warwick State High School and Scots College; and the Director of Nursing at Warwick Base Hospital.

TruckWeek ideas, resources and a full list of events taking place around the country can be seen at www.truckweek.com.au.

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