Last Chance To Subscribe To Road Boss Magazine!

Don’t miss out on the first issue of our awesome new magazine Road Boss, with the inaugural edition packed full of cracker yarns on industry icons, innovators and colourful characters

Time is fast running out to sign up for a complementary subscription to HVIA’s ground-breaking new magazine Road Boss ahead of the first issue.

Scheduled to hit the presses in the next week, Road Boss’s quarterly magazine will be published on beautiful matte paper and feature high-end design and professional photography (and on our digital platforms, video) from some of Australia’s pre-eminent visual artists.

Weighing in at a hefty 148 pages, the first issue will be packed full of cracker yarns from some of the country’s best story tellers.

Kicking off in the west, Road Boss tells the inspirational story of Mario Giacci, an Italian immigrant who has built not one but two of Australia’s most successful transport businesses: national carrier Giacci Bros and, more recently, bulk haulage operator MGM Bulk, which now boasts a workforce of some 400 employees and a fleet of 160 trucks providing services to the state’s burgeoning iron ore and lithium miners.

Now in his 85th year, Mario joins Harrison Hunkin, videographer Jake Ashe and photographer Thomas Wielecki on a three-day journey following a 60-metre road train to the hottest place in Australia in the far north-west.

The result is a visually stunning 12-page feature story (and eye-watering feature video) showcasing the incredibly innovative company and the world-class, Australian-made, truck and trailer combinations being utilised to haul Australian’s minerals riches from mine to port – against the backdrop of the Pilbara’s harsh but spectacular operating environment.

Still in the west, Road Boss heads out on the road with Karratha-based truck driver and truck driver training innovator Heather Jones and some of her recent trainees from her Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls program.

A legend in the west, Heather shares her passion for the trucking industry and the training program she started to help train women – and men – in the skills necessary to be able to drive and operate a rig.

Employing an attention-grabbing pink Mack Superliner and Volvo FH, Heather has since trained around 220 women and about 45 young men through the program where they learn the art of operating all shapes and sizes of trucks, from side and end tippers to tankers, oversize vehicles and even pilot vehicles.

Road Boss then heads east on a three-day journey with Australia’s oldest family-owned livestock transporters, Fraser’s Livestock Transport.

Starting in Roma, we capture the blood, sweat and tears involved in transporting 600-odd head of cattle over 2,000km from a cattle station in Western Queensland to a feedlot near Dalby – using a convoy of six Kenworth T659s pulling three four-deck road trains, two 4.5-deck B-triples and a three-deck B-double.

It’s a big job for most, but just a normal few days’ work for a family-owned company for which trucks and cattle really do run in their blood!

Meanwhile, back in Brisbane Road Boss Editor Graham Gardiner catches up with Heather Bone, Team Global Express’s head of ESG , to find out how a self-confessed “petrol head” ended up in charge of the largest-ever trial of an electric logistics fleet in Australia – aptly named ‘Project Cobra’.

Bone, who owns a shed full of classic American muscle cars, including an AC Cobra, a Mustang GT, a Chevrolet Bel Air and a 496 cubic inch big block Corvette, shares some of her personal story and the lessons learned so far in the company’s transition to zero-emissions transport.

And last but not least, Road Boss contributor Cobey Bartels – and photographer Alastair Brook – spend a weekend in the pits at Winton Raceway with legendary Melbourne-based Super Truck racer, Frank Amoroso, to see what makes the showman tick on and off the track.

Frank is best known for his on-track showmanship, sliding his Kenworth W-Model race truck in physics-defying fashion, but his transport career was equally colourful . Does he live up to the incredible hype that surrounds him? We think so!

All this – plus a huge 66-page review of all the highlights of the 2023 Brisbane Truck Show – will be revealed in the inaugural edition Road Boss, out soon!

To sign up for a complementary subscription, click here.

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