The program was originally written for the Queensland market due in part to the annual 'Grey Nomad' season, where thousands of caravanners and RVs join our Queensland roads as they migrate from the colder southern states into sunny Queensland and beyond for a warmer winter.
It quickly became obvious that caravanners and RV drivers wanted this program so it was expanded Australia wide to meet demand.
As a caravan owner myself, I have seen both sides of the argument between who is right and who is wrong in the Truck verses caravan debate on our roads.
Countless hours are wasted by truck drivers who are slowed to arrive at their destination on time or pushed out of truck stops, due to caravanners not knowing how to, or not wanting to help trucks on the roads. This forces many truck drivers to spend extra time on the roads away from family.
A small amount of education on what to do, and what not to do, will go a long way to making our roads safer and less stressful for all road users.
I have written the ‘Truck Friendly’ program to help with this education and am looking for support to expand it nationally through mobile seminars at caravan parks and club rallies throughout Australia.
An exciting and new over 50's residential village in Burnett Heads, Queensland, designed specifically for active travelers. RV Lifestyle Village Oceanside have come on board as our major sponsor and have funded the printing of our stickers to ensure that they are free for our program members.
BRC have been very supportive of our program and have funded the production of flyers to be given to those interested in learning more about the program.
One of the peak industry bodies in this state for caravan dealers, manufacturers, camping suppliers, service providers, as well as caravan park operators. They have contributed to the production and distribution of stickers.
CIL Caravan and RV Insurance are also supporters of our program.
Currently, I am doing this as a private citizen with largely my own funds and time.
I am very grateful for the support and input from our sponsors, however I still require assistance with costs and expenses to conduct information sessions at caravan parks, and club rallies, expos and meetings.
If you, your company or organisation would like to help, please get in touch.
As a private citizen, I cannot access the many Government funding grants available for projects such as this that may be accessible to community not for profit organisations and corporations.
We need your help.
Any funding assistance can be sent to
BSB :- 645646
Acc. No. 107020149
Thank you and I look forward to any feedback or offers of assistance you may have.