THE NRFA BOARD
NATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT
Rod spent 20 years as acolumnist for Owner Driver Magazine. In 2009, Rod founded TRUCKRIGHT Industry Vehicle (TIV), promoting road safety throughout Australia.
TRUCKRIGHT Achievements: 3M ACRS Diamond Road Safety Awards 2015 – Finalist 3M ACRS Diamond Road Safety Awards 2016 – Awarded Churchill Fellowship 2016 – Green Reflector Marking Informal Truck Bays, completed the Newell Highway 2019.
He has traveled close to 6 million kms, whilst continuing his advocacy work for road safety. In 2020 Rod was elected Vice-President of National Road Freighters Association. “If you want things to change, I believe you must make an effort and contribute!” Safe Travelling, Rod Hannifey.
I have held my truck licence since 1990. My first truck driving job was delivering beds for Forty Winks in 1990, with Shane Warne as my truck jockey.
I have since worked for many companies mostly doing Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide with one stint working 2 up Melbourne to Perth return in a B triple. I have also held positions as compliance manager and operations manager over a period of 14 years.
In 2014, my wife Lexy and I purchased our first truck and work as tow operators.