In a collaborative effort, Westar Truck Centre, Erebus Motorsport and Penske Commercial Vehicles are assisting with the drought relief effort via the donation and transportation of a trailer of hay to one of the worst affected drought areas in NSW.
The donation is part of the 2018 Drought Relief effort that is being co-coordinated by Danny Payne of Payne’s Livestock. The relief effort is supported by a number of truck, transport and related companies, the result of which will be a total of eight trailer loads of hay being delivered to farms adversely affected by the ongoing, worsening drought in NSW.
The trucks from all parts of Victoria with their precious loads of hay headed up to NSW on AFL Grand Final eve after first meeting up at the Pakenham sale yards, travelling up in convoy to Jerilderie. On Grand Final Day they headed for Nevertire, where the various loads of different types of hay were divided up to ensure everyone was getting their fair share of the available hay.
They then went their separate ways and delivered the hay to the designated farmers around the Trangie, Nevertire and Warren area.
After the hay was delivered, the convoy headed back to the Nevertire Hotel for a few well-earned ales and to watch the AFL Grand Final.
Erebus Motorsport supplied the driver and their MAN D38 to tow the Westar trailer which had forty square bales of hay on board. Westar Truck Centre provides the D38 as part of their formal partnership as Erebus Motorsport’s ‘Official Transporter’ for the remainder of the 2018 season and entire 2019 V8 Supercar season.
“Everyone knows the tough conditions that Australian farmers are faced with due to the ongoing drought. This donation of hay was just Erebus, Penske and ourselves showing our support for farmers and playing a small part in helping to ease the suffering that farmer’s livestock are faced with,” said Westar Heavy Truck Sales Manager, Joel Saunders.
“Agriculture in all its forms is a crucial part of the Australian economy and essential to the food requirements of the nation. Wherever possible the transport community is doing what they can to support this essential industry is these tough times,” Mr Saunders added.