ATA spreads road safety message

pm-0516-news-ataittes630The Australian Trucking Association will host an extensive outdoor display and run a road safety scavenger hunt throughout the International Truck Trailer and Equipment Show (ITTES) this week.

According to the ATA, the exhibit will include the ATA’s travelling road safety exhibition, the Safety Truck, top of the line trucking industry equipment, and a prize desk where people can get clues and receive a prize for completing the scavenger hunt.

ATA Communications and Corporate Relations Manager, Steve Power, said the scavenger hunt would focus on the ATA’s truckies top tips for driving safely around heavy vehicles.

“The road safety scavenger hunt is free for all attendees at the show, and encourages visitors to search for road safety messages hidden around ITTES,” he said. “Once all the messages have been found, you can return to the ATA’s display to receive a prize for your efforts.

“Visitors are also invited to come into the Safety Truck, where you can try your hand at the road safety app, see the Safety Truck videos and displays, and grab a free show bag.”

The ATA will have a number of major announcements during the show, including recognising a new Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian for a tremendous act of compassion on the road.

“A brand new Volvo prime mover and a new CIMC drop deck curtain-sider trailer will be on display for the official launch of the 2016 ATA Auction,” Power said. “This is a great opportunity for trucking operators to get a close look and further information about these units before the auction.

“We will also officially launch national TruckWeek 2016 and the 2016 PACCAR & Dealer TMC, with a brief insight into what these two events will contain this year.”