Posted by Rita Mu
Truck drivers and members of the transport industry from across the country travelled to the Northern Territory over the weekend to celebrate the 16th annual National Road Transport Hall of Fame.
The four-day event in Alice Springs, which began on 26 August 2011, included sausage sizzles, a book launch and a gala dinner. A reunion was also held to honour 85 inductees of the Shell Rimula Wall of Fame for their lifetime of service to the transport industry.
This year’s Hall of Fame event, sponsored by Shell Australia, reportedly attracted around 1000 truck drivers and members of the transport industry.
Shell account manager of indirect lubricants, Paul Fisher, said: “Shell is a proud sponsor of the National Road Transport Hall of Fame and the Wall of Fame celebrations in particular. It’s such a great experience to come up to Alice Springs and honour the lives and achievements of the characters from the Australian transport sector.
“This is a particularly important sponsorship for Shell as it ensures the longevity of the road transport industry’s heritage in Australia. It also provides us with the opportunity to talk to the experts about their rigs and learn what they want from products like engine oils and diesel fuel.”
The National Road Transport Hall of Fame was launched by the Road Transport Historical Society Inc in 1995.