FUN DAY: Crowds flock to the Museum of Fire's Penrith Working Truck Day.
FUN DAY: Crowds flock to the Museum of Fire's Penrith Working Truck Day. Bob Riley

7 top truckin' things to do

THERE is always lots to see and do - truckin' events to attend, truck shows to visit and/or take part in, truck charity convoys and shows to be a part of, as well as formal and informal industry events.

There's lots happening in 2018.

Some events have come and gone already and the year is not even two months in.

If your event didn't get a mention or hasn't as yet, drop Big Rigs a message using the contacts below so we can tell our readers.

Here are a few of the events being held in the coming weeks:

  • February 17 and 18: Highway 31 "Spirit of the Hume” display

The truck display is at Broadford in Victoria and is on both days.

There's also a celebratory dinner dance on the Saturday night that features a guest speaker and an after-dinner auction.

The weekend is being organised by the Historic Vehicle Club of Australia.

For more, email

  • Heavy Vehicle Industry Association's member information sessions

These information-sharing sessions are designed to help you stay abreast of what's happening across all the heavy industry's big issues.

Some of the issues on the agenda for these information forums are: revision of ADR35 and ADR 38, update on the Motor Vehicle Standards Act review, road certification scheme, roller brake testing, dangerous goods and more.

The sessions are open to all aspects of the transport industry as well as non-HVIA members.

For more go to

Sessions will be held on February 15 in Brisbane, February 21 in Sydney, February 22 in Melbourne, February 28 in Adelaide and March 1 in Perth.

  • Sunday, March 11: 31st Annual Penrith Working Truck Show

It's always a big day at the show at the Museum of Fire in Penrith.

It's well-worth the trip.

Go to for more.

  • March 17: Oil Patch Reunion

Generous sponsorship support is starting to flow in for the first Oil Patch Reunion. It is being held at The Woolshed at Jondaryan in Queensland where there are great facilities and lots of space.

There's a range of on-site accommodation options available too.

For more details go to www.jondarynwoolshed. and check it out under the "Events” tab.

  • March 17 and 18: 2018 Mack Muster, Kyabram Showgrounds.

There's a push on for the event to host the most F-model Macks assembled at the one place at the one time, just to add to the fun of the weekend.

For all the details search Facebook for Kyabram Mack Muster.

  • March 23 and 24: 2018 Livestock, Bulk and Rural Carriers Association's annual conference

The theme at this year's conference is "Cutting Red Tape”.

Go to for more.

  • April 12 and 13: Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia's ComVec 2018

ComVec 2018 is Australia's heavy vehicle engineering conference.

For more details and conference registration go to

Don't forget to let us know about your truckin' event if it isn't mention here.

That way we in turn can tell our readers.

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