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June 2019


Mr Wilson addresses the media at the launch while Mayor Jack Dempsey (on right) watches on

Mr Wilson addresses the media at the launch while Mayor Jack Dempsey (on right) watches on

Truck Friendly brings 'peace of mind'

Story and Photos: Dennis Amor
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Among the guests at the launch was 69-year-old caravanner Sherria Powell, who hauls a Bailey Orion behind her Nissan ute. She has clocked up 952,000km  with her pet dogs Oscar and Suzi as travelling companions. She told Caravanning News: "It's an amazing program and I am so pleased it has come about because you see some silly things happening on the road." She urges all caravanners to install UHF radios in their vehicle so they can communicate with others on the road.


AN ambitious nationwide program to improve relationships between caravanners and truckies has been officially launched in Queensland.

Bundaberg mayor Jack Dempsey congratulated Truck Friendly founder Ken Wilson, saying road safety was everyone's responsibility and the initiative would help all drivers gain "peace of mind" while on the road.

Speaking at the CMCA RV Park in the Rum City, he said the number of caravans and RVs on our roads was increasing.

"I want to say to everybody to get on board. If we can save just one life on the road that would be a magnificent thing."

An avid caravanner, Mr Wilson's program is based on a website, brochures and specially designed distinctive green stickers for RVs and trucks.

It aims to make RV travellers better understand how to work with truck drivers. He said feedback on the program had been "phenomenal".

"We are getting great support with some comments asking why the government is not doing more," he added.

Mr Wilson praised Bundaberg Regional Council for spearheading the program.

Also on board were tourist information centres at Kingaroy, Gin Gin, Childers and Charleviille where program stickers were available, he said.

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From left, Councillor Steve Cooper, Mr Wilson and Mayor Dempsey

Mr Wilson (back row centre) with guests and officials


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