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Drive For Life 2018 (Teenage Cancer Trust event)

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Following on from the success of last years event, the Drive For Life team are back, bigger than before and with a new event! Every year we choose a charity to raise money for and use the power and generosity of the community to help others in need. This year our chosen charity is the Teenage Cancer Trust. They offer specialist care units for teenagers who are suffering with cancer, as well as care nurses who travel to the patients home, if they are unable to attend a care ward.


The basic idea for the event


Whilst I will go into much more detail for each event section below, I want to give you a quick overview of the event. The event dates are 7th and 8th April, starting at 3pm GMT on the 7th and finishing at 4pm GMT on the 8th. The event will take place on a dedicated event server (Which I believe DJ JogR has already put in an application for, but Im just checking to make sure everything is correct). We will start off with a Truckfest at Dover port and the surrounding town. The truckfest will go on for one hour and then the 24 hour convoy section of the event will start. During the event, we will take various planned stops and encourage users to donate, thus raising money for the chosen charity via our JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dfl2018


The truckfest


In the image above, you see the layout for the seaport section of the truckfest. This will be the official starting point of the convoy that I will talk about later. In addition to this area, we also will be using the yards in the town center, as shown below. The truckfest will last one hour, after which, the convoy control team will escort the drivers from the seaport and down the planned convoy route. Trailer drop will be on the ferry for VTCs in thsi area. The following VTCs have booked parking slots in this area:


Parking slot 1= Kane Haulage

Parking slot 2= Euro Heavy Haulage

Parking slot 3= MNT Trucking

Parking slot 4= Bangladesh Sentinel Truckers

Parking slot 5= SJL Haulage

Parking slot 6= Reliable Road Services

Parking slot 7= WDYS-Trans

Parking slot 8= RB Trucking

Parking slot 9= The Simulator Radio VTC

Parking slot 10= Panther Haulage

Parking slot 11= Kings Global Transport

Parking slot 12 = MJS Transport VTC


In addition to the above seaport, we are using the yards in the town center. This is shown below:


The above shows the layout for the town center parking slots and for public parking. Public parking will be in the LKW yard. The trailer drop for this area will be Euro Goodies. The following VTCs have booked parking slots in this area:


LKW = Public parking

Euro Goodies = Trailer drop off

Hotel = (Large area at the top) Midland Heavy Haulage, (Medium sized area on right) Fly by Nite, (Smaller area on left) Still available to book at time of post.

Bus station = Trucker United

F7/service = AJS Haulage

Recruitment agency = Fast and furious logistics

Garage = CC International Logistics


Truckfest rules


VTCs are allowed to bring trailers into their parking slots, but only if all their trucks and trailers fit cleanly into their booked parking slot. If not, they will be asked to park their trailers in the designated trailer drops. Only people who have booked that parking slot can park in that slot. If a VTC does not show, we might reallocate parking slots. During this event,  we expect a large volume of people to turn up. This will be even worse when we all try and leave. Therefore we plan to block certain roads and let people out one at a time. This has been done on many other events and tends to work well. We request that the events team have permission to block roads, but this request will be made in a separate post.


The convoy


The convoy will leave the seaport and follow pre-planned routes around the map, lasting a total of 24hrs. These routes will be supervised by Convoy Controllers, who just like above, we will request to allow them to block roads to ensure the convoy goes the right way. Routes will be posted on Facebook and at www.DriveForLife.online before the event. During the event, we will have multiple stops to have a break and to encourage users to donate via our JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dfl2018


Why are we doing this?

I think the following video will answer that far better than I ever can:



Edited by [MJS-VTC OWNER] Bigdave
Adding links and correcting mistakes

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Best of luck with this event. Great to see events for such a good cause, and hope the target is reached.


I'll come and support if I'm able to.

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