A mild spring morning set the scene for this year’s Alexandra’s Blossom Festival Parade of Trucks, a highlight on the local trucking calendar for both participants and spectators alike.

Booths Transport were the naming sponsor this year; contests enjoyed a barbecue and spent time socialising while a team of three got to work judging the 63 trucks entered.

Ricky Rodgers, driver of ‘Unforgiven’.

Ricky Rodgers of Melx Linehaul took away Star of the Show with ‘Unforgiven’, the Kenworth K200 he operates under Summerland Express Freight’s livery.

He led the convoy of trucks through Alexandra’s streets, the truck parade is followed by a Grand Presession of bands, vintage vehicles and handcrafted floats and these combined events see thousands of people line the parade route.

The trucks returned to Fulton Hogan’s depot where the balance of the events prizes were awarded.

Best DAF Move Logistics CF530
Best Freightliner Halls Refrigerated FLD120
Best Hino R&R Hiabs FY 3248
Best International Blue Diamond Haulage 9870
Best Isuzu Bascik Transport FTR750
Best Kenworth RT Southern Linehaul K200
Best Mack Booths/Summerland MCE
Best MAN Move Logistics TGX 26.540
Best Mercedes-Benz Searles Transport/Mainfreight Actros
Best Scania Blair Boyd/Booths S730
Best UD Clyde Hiab Services CW38
Best Volvo Ranfurly Transport FH 520
Best Western Star Booths/Summerland 4864FX
Best Pre-1995 Eden Haulage Kenworth W924
Best Bling Blair Boyd/Booths Scania S730
Best Fleet Booths Transport
Best Tractor Unit BCB Contracting/Booths Kenworth T909
Best Curtainsider Booths Transport Kenworth K200
Furthest Travelled Graeme Williams Booths Transport
Star of the Show Melx Linehaul/Summerland Kenworth K200