Sav­ing the best to last

Big Rigs - - EDITORIAL OPINION - EDI­TOR JAMES GRA­HAM james.gra­[email protected]­

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 hayrun­

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 bi­ and check­ing your Face­book feeds for all the best truck­ing news and videos, and above all, please drive safely.

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