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OUR PURPOSE AT RUSTIC T PUBLICATIONS

Here at Rustic T, we have a life time of experience within the trucking industry. The Director and Author, Kathy White OAM shared a mission to show children about the trucking lifestyle, bullying, and safety on our roads.

Even though we take tutelage seriously, our imagination is not. Kathy tries to write the story but then, the story telling is taken over by the trucks and is told their way. Kathy has given up trying to argue with trucks, now she lets them tell the story.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kathy was born in Western Australia and moved to Queensland with her parents and sister as a teenager. In her twenties she became involved in trucks when she married Garry. They are now a truly inspirational trucking couple. Kathy and her husband Garry shared many successes of the transport industry including,

Kathy's awards for her achievements within the transport industry:-
  • Inducted into the National Road Transport Hall of Fame, in 2010
  • Finalist two times in the Australian Transport Association "Transport Woman of the Year"
  • Awarded Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), in 2011
  • Queensland Transport Association "Industry Recognition Award"
  • Awarded two Australia Day Certificates
  • Awarded four Australia Day Certificates of Achievements
  • Founder of Lights on the Hill Truck and Coach Drivers Memorial Wall, Gatton.
Garry's achievements within the trucking industry:-
  • Inducted into the National Road Transport Hall of Fame, in 2005
  • Named the World's Toughest Trucker, National Geographic Adventure magazine
  • Coping with the Cape, article within the Truck and Bus Magazine
  • Co-founder of Lights on the Hill Truck and Coach Drivers Memorial Wall, Gatton.

Garry has driven big rigs for forty years, many on the unmade dirt roads of the harsh outback. One of the first trucks to enter the outback regions after the harsh Australian wet season. Keeping Garry company for many of these trips has inspired Kathy to tell unique stories through the eyes of Australia's heavy vehicles.

While Garry still drives many of our roads and highways, with the support of his family; Kathy now spends her days writing books and illustrating to share her unique vision with you.

Thank you for taking the time to read about Kathy. Please enjoy.

A life time of trucks inspires great stories to be told.
A lifetime of trucks inspires great stories to be told.
As director and author of Rustic T Publications, my aim is to tell children adventure stories, and educate them about trucks at the same time.