From park­ing is­sues to in­dus­try greats

Big Rigs - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR OPINION - ED­I­TOR KIRSTIN PAYNE kirstin.payne@bi­grigs.com.au

IT’S been a big cou­ple of weeks at Big Rigs as we ad­just to the new rhythms of our team, so there was noth­ing bet­ter than hit­ting the road and meet­ing a few of the char­ac­ters that fill th­ese pages.

As I write I’m in Tokyo, catch­ing up on the lat­est tech­nol­ogy at the Tokyo Mo­tor Show. It’s been an eye-open­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and there’s plenty of news to share.

Truck­ing on elec­tric en­gines has made a splash and it’s the topic of Bruce’s Tech Talk col­umn this week, which is well worth a read.

On the is­sues front, we’ve talked to driv­ers who have copped fines on the Gold Coast for park­ing in a lo­ca­tion they’ve used for years. We all know things change, how­ever a log­i­cal bal­ance needs to be found.

It’s a shame driv­ers don’t even have the right to a

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