tnt book launch
Darren Hingston travelled from Launceston, Tasmania, to launch his new book about TNT at the ARTHC dinner on Saturday,
He wrote ‘TNT: Anything, Anywhere, Anytime – Sure We Can’ with René Buron of Canada. The title is a combination of slogans used by TNT. Darren says René’s contribution was analytical, “looking at the business side of things”. And Darren wrote about the company’s history.
A passionate collector of trucking memorabilia, Darren has been fascinated with TNT’s history since his boss, Doug Paton, asked him to research the origins of one of the trucks in his fleet – a Kenworth SAR formerly owned by Kwikasair, a division of TNT. “He bought the truck directly off TNT,” Darren says. “He still owns it, and he’s only the second owner.”
The quest for information about the SAR led Darren to the Historic Commercial Vehicle Club’s online forum and Hank’s Truck Forum. Members helped piece together the history of the SAR and sparked Darren’s obsessions with TNT. “I got to know René, amongst all these other blokes, and once I started into this TNT thing, we naturally gravitated together.” They discovered they were both writing about TNT. “We thought, ‘Why don’t we combine our efforts?’” And together they produced ‘TNT: Anything, Anywhere, Anytime – Sure We Can’.
Books can be ordered from www.vtcmagazine.net.au.
Above: TNT zealot Darren Hingston launched his book ‘TNT: Anything, Anywhere, Anytime – Sure We Can’, which he wrote with René Buron
12 9. Griffith’s International pulled a Perfection Milk trailer 10. Malcolm Brown’s 1976 Peterbilt 359 with a 350 Cummins 11. Dave Chapman drove a 1980 Kenworth Aerodyne. 12. Dick Dunbar of Sydney drove a White 4000 on the Sylvia’s Gap Truck Run