Saving the best to last
AS governments continue to trot out endless reviews and reports on how to curb the tragic road toll, without ever really doing anything discernible at all, it was rewarding to end our year on a high.
Yes, I’m talking about doing our bit to help Brendan Farrell pull off his 15th straight hay run on January 26 next year. Check out our cover story on pages four and five if you haven’t stopped by there already.
Although sponsorship continues to climb, if you ask me, Brendan should be getting a lot more support than he does.
How he and his loyal PA Belinda Burley pull off what they do each year is phenomenal, especially when you consider both are only doing it around paying gigs.
Remember, if you’ve got a weekend to spare in January next year to join the convoy, do get in touch with Brendan or Belinda via hayrunners.com.
Even though he’s already predicting 2-300 truckies to join him for the 2019 run to Quilpie and surrounds, Brendan says there’s always room for more.
You get $2000 for fuel and it’s also unlikely you’ll have to put your hand in your pocket for a beer on this trip too.
The cockies need your help more than ever. Sadly, once ScoMo and the Sydney breakfast TV stars did their bit for ratings a few weeks back by highlighting farmers’ plight, they’ve largely been forgotten about again.
Thank God for blokes like Brendan, and the hundreds of other truckies doing their bit to keep hope alive.
Meanwhile, on behalf of staff writer Kate Dodd, the advertising team, and all our invaluable contributors, a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you.
Big Rigs will be back at your usual outlet from January 11. Until then keep logging on to bigrigs.com.au and checking your Facebook feeds for all the best trucking news and videos, and above all, please drive safely.