Hundreds of drivers and their supporters will take part in trucking convoys in all major capitals on March 31st to highlight the need for changes to address the crisis in the industry. Since the Federal Government tore down a road safety watchdog 534 people have died in truck crashes, including 115 truck drivers. Since just the beginning of March, 26 people have died, including nine truck drivers.

WHERE/WHEN:

SYDNEY

Three starting points for arrival in CBD. Trucks in each lane of Harbour Bridge will pass each in both directions at aprox. 9.45am. Trucks will loop around Hyde Park through Park Street.

  • 6.30am Minchinbury – TWU NSW Branch 22 John Hines Avenue Minchinbury
  • 7am Lane Cove – industrial area at Mars and Sirius Roads
  • 7.30am Port Botany – 60 Friendship Road, ACFS E DEPOT (GATE B29)

RALLY IN THE CBD: 9.30am Hyde Park Archibald Fountain to Hyde Park Barracks entrance

MEDIA CONFERENCE: 10am Hyde Park Barracks entrance

MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Judith Crosbie 0432552895, Colin Henderson 0405625208

 

MELBOURNE

9.30am depart from Webb Dock Drive, Port Melbourne

MEDIA CONFERENCE: 9am Empress Road, Port, Melbourne

MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Jason Gregory 0430931494

 

BRISBANE

10am depart Axis Place, Larapinta, to TWU House, 11 Alexandria Place, Murarrie

MEDIA CONFERENCE: 11am TWU House, 11 Alexandria Place, Murarrie

MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Tom Millroy 0411875910

 

ADELAIDE

10am depart Bonython Park car park, past Parliament House, to arrive at TWU Office Chief Street

MEDIA CONFERENCE: 11am, TWU Office – 25 Chief St Brompton

MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Josh Boughey 0439 064 572

 

PERTH

depart by 10.30am from Gloucester Park, East Perth, loop around the city to return to Gloucester Park

MEDIA CONFERENCE: 11AM Gloucester Park, East Perth

MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Eloyise Braskic 0499937644

Transport Workers' Union NSW