Proud to be an Aussie – Need for Feed Disaster Relief Hay Run

On Saturday June 24, 2017, I was able to witness an amazing, amazing sight – 10 trucks hauling hay from Indigo Valley, Victoria to Dunedoo, New South Wales….

This run was put together by the Lions Club of Pakenham, Need for Feed Disaster Relief and all the drivers who took part…. it almost made me cry to see the mammoth effort put into the convoy and run!

Indigo Valley had a disastrous bushfire back in 2015 – the Dunedoo community rallied behind them with a convoy of trucks hauling hay and important supplies. In February 2017, the Sir Ivan bushfire at Dunedoo consumed just over 90,000ha of land in 24 hours, this was during what was a rather bad day with catastrophic fire conditions so the Indigo Valley community and Need for Feed decided to return the favour to the community of Dunedoo. Hay was loaded on Friday at the ready for Friday evening to come around – Saturday morning saw the convoy converge on West Wyalong to continue the journey north for a early afternoon arrival into Dubbo and a late afternoon/early evening arrival at Dunedoo.

Thanks to Graham Cockerell and his team from Need for Feed Disaster Relief, Paul Eddy and all the other drivers who took part and Shaun Jones for the help getting the hay organised….. without you folks, this would not have been possible!

 

For further information on future runs, feel free to contact Graham on 0459444111 or check out Need for Feed Disaster Relief on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/NeedForFeedDisasterRelief/

Carbon Neutral Transport

We really need to look at lowering our carbon emissions – Transforce had led the way in becoming Australia’s first carbon neutral heavy transport company…. if TBH can do it, why can’t we?

Transport's Carbon & Energy Future

Australia has its first carbon neutral trucking company! Congratulations to Transforce Bulk Haulage in Dubbo who achieved this feat by saving fuel to reduce their carbon footprint then buying carbon credits to offset the remaining emissions.

So what’s stopping other transport firms from going carbon neutral?

Market Incentives & Barriers

Any emissions reductions need to be profitable to motivate action. According to Carbon War Room, heavy trucking can achieve huge emissions reductions using simple technologies with proven savings that are available today. Yet there are three formidable market barriers to get over:

  • access to capital for high upfront costs;
  • good information operators can trust;
  • principal-agent split incentive problem, where in a fragmented industry often those with incentive to save fuel don’t have the cash or the control. This can occur where prime movers and trailers have different owners, where fleets are leased, where freight companies hire sub-contractors, and where…

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Meet and Greet: 4/1/17

Time for one of Danny’s awesome Meet and Greet sessions! A really awesome way to make new friends in the blogging world…. and possibly pick up some inspiration along the way

Dream Big, Dream Often

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It’s the Meet and Greet weekend everyone!!  Strap on your party shoes and join the fun!  

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Feel free to leave your link multiple times!  It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want.  It is up to you!

  5. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

See ya on Monday!!

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Hej.

I’d love to introduce my blog followers to a lovely friend of mine, Sarah Hansen (nee Langley). Sarah has only just started this blog so I’d appreciate it (as would Sarah) if you could give it a follow…..

Sarah Hansen

Hello there.
Today, I decided to start a blog. I’ve thought about it for a while, started one a few years ago, but didn’t do much with it. But today, I’m going to start, and I’m going to keep going… (fingers crossed)

I’ve mainly started it to keep a track of my life.. I guess the reason most people start it. I want to share pieces of our life.. not that it is extremely interesting, of things we are doing and where we are going.

I am one who finds an amazing recipe, makes it once, looses the recipe then never makes it again, but dreams about it until I find something similar.

Here, I will put these recipes so I don’t ever forget them. Share photos, recipes, whatever I feel like really.

A little about me. I am 25 years old. Grew up in Dubbo, moved to Sydney, fell in…

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Meet and Greet: 9/10/16

#meetandgreet #dreambigdreamoften

Danny at Dream Big, Dream Often is holding a meet and greet! Feel free to take part and share links to your blog here – you may gain new followers

Dream Big, Dream Often

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It’s the Meet and Greet weekend!!

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Feel free to leave your link multiple times!  It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want.  It is up to you!

  5. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

Now that all the rules have been clearly explained get out there and Meet and Greet your tails off!

See ya on Monday!!

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Blogosphere help required!

I need everyone’s help on this! We need to get this amazing Dubbo based company over the line in their respective categories….. just follow the instructions in the main post to help out

Joe's blog

Hi blogosphere!

I need your help in this – my friends and one of their coach captains (another friend of mine) at Langley’s Coaches in Dubbo, NSW, Australia have been nominated in Dubbo’s biggest night of the year, the Rhino Awards. I need you to vote in these categories:

Service With A Smile:
Nominee to vote for: Adam Millington – Langley’s Coaches
Website: 2016 Rhino Awards – Service With A Smile

Dubbo’s Most Popular Business:
Nominee to vote for: Langley’s Coaches
Website: 2016 Rhino Awards – Dubbo’s Most Popular Business

All you need to do is click on the blue link next to Website for both categories and vote for the named nominees…. I have specifically nominated them as they don’t get the recognition they deserve….

Thanks a million,
Joe

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Friendship

Just thought I’d share this in the wake of the terrorist attack in Nice, France and the shootings in Baton Rouge, LA, USA….

Lessons from my daughter

Friendship is 2 cheerleaders helping their teammate on her first night of joining their baseball program!

Friendship means it doesn’t matter if your jersey is blue or gray, if you are having a hard time, we will hold your hands!


The world needs more of this

💜💜💜

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