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Truck Bling to Shine in Christchurch

Press - 27/08/2014 for immediate release

‘’Truck Bling to Shine in Christchurch”

Saturday October 11th 2014 at Wigram Air Force Museum

The wheels will be rolling from all over NZ to converge in Christchurch for the Tyre General GT Radial Trucking 2014.

“We wanted to do something to lift the profile of the Transport Industry and celebrate the skilful drivers who drive, while we get a fair bit of press some good some bad we have never actually celebrated the industry before” said David Boyce.

Over 80 trade displays will be showing off the latest in Technology, Supplies, and Services in the stunning event hall at Wigram Air Force Museum. Step outside onto the Tarmac and it’s all about Trucks. From the Big Rigs that roll up and down the country side to the Vintage Trucks which have been restored lovingly to original conditions and everything in between.

Real life working displays including cranes, trailers, and a logging truck which is going to be loading and unloading logs.

The stars of the show are the drivers, the hardworking truckers who are driving their rigs to the show and will line them up (in a straight line) along the tarmac, over 250 so far but we are hoping to exceed that number and make this the biggest show & shine ever. The show & shine is all about real life working trucks and is a celebration of the skill that is required to drive these rigs.

We are using this event to highlight the qualifications and career opportunities in the industry. The NEW “Road Transport Career HUB” is a dedicated area that includes all the career agencies, companies that provide driver training and companies who are looking to recruit including the newly formed initiative WiRT (Women in Road Transport). Companies can post on the employment towers “situations vacant” and public can post “situations wanted” for FREE.

Promoting a safe way for cycles and trucks to share the road, the Cycle Safety people are on hand with a practical demonstration where the cyclists can actually get into a truck and see what the truckie’s see and the truckie’s can ride a bike around the truck to see what the cyclists sees. Getting the two together to understand each other’s issues will save lives.

Free blood pressure checks from Canterbury Rural Health are a way they can engage with the truckies to encourage them to review their health regularly.

Mini Convoy – Friday 10th October, the day before the show a mini convoy of trucks are picking up children from Ronald McDonald house and Child Cancer and taking them for a ride. A collection of various trucks including a tanker, dump truck, line haul truck, vintage truck and more.

Public Entry is minimum Gold Coin donation and all proceeds are going to our two charities for the day Ronald McDonald House and Child Cancer Canterbury. A charity auction will also be held at the dinner that rounds off the day.

Saturday 11th October 2014 10am – 5pm ONE DAY ONLY

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