Record number of trucks for this year's convoy
IT'S officially a record! Big Rigs has been told that 785 trucks took part in this year's convoy!
The trucks made their way to the Gatton Racecourse where the drivers were entertained with one of the best country line-ups ever seen in the area.
The crowd partied into the night listenting to McAlister Kemp and Adam Brand as well as regular favourites like Jayne Denham.
It was a huge show of support from the transport industry, which has been called one of the most dangerous in Australia.
Earlier: Big Rigs understands that some 700 trucks have converged on Gatton's Racecourse for this year's Lights on the Hill memorial convoy.
Our source thinks this could be a record. Official figures will take a little longer to come in, however we note there's more trucks than last year.
Trucks are displaying signs in memory of lost loved ones on Australia's highways and roads, including signs for Jay Bastow who died while walking along the Forest Hill-Laidley Rd earlier this year in a suspected hit and run accident.
See pics from the trucks leaving Toowoomba below:
Earlier: Hundreds of trucks will leave BP Archerfield and Brown and Hurley Toowoomba at 9.30am today bound for the Gatton Racecourse.
The best vantage points are along the Warrego Hwy but people will be lined up along the streets of Toowoomba the Ipswich Motorway and in Gatton to see the rigs drive by with memorial banners.
Twin convoys are expected to converge on the Gatton Racecourse between 10.30am and 1pm.
The route from BP Archerfield winds over 78km, from Brown and Hurley Toowoomba 44km.