Sharing your stories can help change law
THE trucking industry loves a good junket.
Hamilton Island one week, Noosa the next. Nice lark if you can get it, right?
As one caller rightly reminded me this week, our reports on these ‘glam’ events can be tough to swallow when you’re the one out on the road struggling for every cent that you get. And he’s right. We need to remember who our core readers are and we need to do better.
We’ll still report on the conferences and summits – these are the places where the news happens – but we need to filter them through your eyes.
How does it impact on you? How are these changes and reforms going to impact on the bottom line for you each week?
We’ve already seen how sharing your stories can facilitate change at the top.
Look at how quickly the pollies scrapped the ridiculous restrictions on hay runners the moment the general media got a sniff of their plight.
So keep those calls and emails coming to editor@ bigrigs.com.au and let us know what you want us to ask on your behalf.
I’m relatively new this industry but an old hand at the media game, and I do know that your stories will reach the right people if we work together and get the right messages across.
Watch out too for a new legal column. We also field plenty of calls from drivers stuck in a jam but who do not have the resources for answers. Hopefully this will help answer a lot of your questions.