Melbourne– 17th October 2012 – For the first time on television, Outback Truckers jumps into the cab with some men and women behind the wheel of monster road trains that travel the extraordinary distances necessary across Australia’s vast landscape.
Cat Trucks was approached last year by Prospero Productions, a West Australian film production company and discussed the concept of delivering a reality view highlighting the importance of the trucking industry and life on the road for drivers and operators alike.
“When initially approached we liked the concept, and with the support of our dealers, Cat Trucks agreed to support Prospero Productions to help this project come to fruition”, Bill Fulton, Managing Director for Cat Trucks said.
“The program is raw reality; it shows these professional truck drivers in their genuine work environment operating in challenging conditions to deliver the goods for their customers. There is no glitz, no glamour, just the real challenges faced day in and day out with truck drivers all over Australia.” Fulton added.
Beating fires, storms, floods and tough road conditions, these professional truck drivers battle through physical and mental challenges and traverse some of the toughest terrain around Australia.
Everything Australia needs to thrive and survive is delivered in some way or form by a truck. If trucks stop, the nation stops.
Outback Truckers first of five episodes premiers on 7Mate, Saturday 20th October 6.30pm.