Spread the word about Wave at a Truckie Day

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THE founder of Wave at a Truckie Day, Doug Kirby, doesn’t care where you live in Aus­tralia but he would love peo­ple of all ages to par­tic­i­pate in the na­tional event on Novem­ber 22.

“I want every­body on that day to give truck­ies a wave to show re­spect for the road trans­port in­dus­try as our driv­ers keep Aus­tralia sup­plied,” said Gold Coast-based Doug, 36.

“Re­spect for truck driv­ers is a part of the in­dus­try which has faded away and I would urge every­body to tell a fam­ily mem­ber or friend to wave to an on­com­ing truckie on Novem­ber 22.

“Many driv­ers are away from fam­ily for long pe­ri­ods, es­pe­cially the in­ter­state ones, and even lo­cal truck­ies make sac­ri­fices, so this is very im­por­tant.”

Doug said this event would help make the in­dus­try a bet­ter place and also called on truck­ies to wave to each other when they passed on the high­ways and by­ways.

“Last year there was a lot of pos­i­tive sup­port on so­cial me­dia and they wanted it to hap­pen again,” Doug said.

“Like any­thing, there were a few peo­ple who were neg­a­tive be­cause they didn’t get a wave back, but that doesn’t mat­ter.

“Over time if ev­ery­one keeps do­ing it we might see a change,” he said.

Doug doesn’t care if you live as far north as the Tor­res Strait to south­ern Tas­ma­nia, over to Western Aus­tralia, the NT or any­where in be­tween.

“I urge every­body to come out and sup­port the day as without trucks, Aus­tralia stops,” he said.

PHOTO: KIRSTIN PAYNE

FRIENDLY GES­TURE: Doug Kirby be­lieves pro­mo­tion will make the in­dus­try bet­ter. his na­tional

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