Altona Truck & Trade Show set to knock it out of the Ballpark!

A new member of Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA), the Truckfest Group, is one of the major sponsors for the inaugural Altona Truck & Trade Show on March 16, 17 & 18th at the Ballpark Altona.  Truckfest Group specialise in direct to market marketing services as well as creating the Haulin’ Apparel custom garments, t-shirts, casual clothing and uniforms. 

One of the Truckfest Group owners, Stephen Proglio, said the newly created Altona Truck & Trade Show event has garnered a tremendous amount of support in a very short time with support of local government, industry associations, and suppliers.

“It is amazing what the organisers have achieved in such a short period of time, they have a great venue, support from the Hobsons Bay City Council, VicRoads, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and suppliers including big name players Southern Cross Trailers, Scania, Kenworth DAF Melbourne, Viva Energy and Klos Custom Trucks,” he said.

“What’s even more amazing are the emerging players like Spider GT, the importers of LongMarch Tyres and ANDA Trailers, Tool Trucks Australia, Truckers Toy Store and Samios Tyres who have come on as major sponsors of the event.

“This truck show has really got a community feel supporting the local Laverton Cricket Club and Altona Football Club as well as having entertaining events like the Friday networking function that will feature reality TV stars from the Outback Truckers, Yogi and Amanda Kendall as well as the legendary Steve Grahame and the weekend will feature the Demolition Man Lawrie Voutier.

“The current king of reality TV, at the moment, John Robertson, from Married at First Sight, will be cooking up a storm on the Altona Football Club’s grill,” says Mr Proglio.

Mr Proglio said the aim of the Altona Truck & Trade Show is to build relationships between all parts of the industry as well as with the public.

“It is great to have groups including the fire department, OzHelp, Transport Women, Blue Ribbon and the HVIA attending and showing a united industry,” he said.

Business partner and publisher of Australian Custom Trucks magazine Chris Smith added the event has been a major drawcard for the region and says sponsorship and trade stall applications are open.

“We would like to get as much sponsorship as possible, Friday the 16th will be an industry networking function and we want as many people in the industry to attend. The Saturday is the people’s day with a bit of a green feel for St Patrick’s day and the Sunday we are putting on a truckies breakfast while we pack up,” he says.

Mr Smith said at this juncture of the event planning he is looking for transport company involvement and would like to see

To be a part of the Altona Truck & Trade call Bernie Metcher or visit
Bernie’s number is M: 0422 432 379 or you can email him on

Chris Smith:
M: 0415 264 412


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