The 17th Master Truck Show held at the airport in Polska Nowa Wies near Opole on July 16-18, 2021 was record-breaking. There were over 1,200 vehicles distinctive by their extraordinary appearance. There was no shortage of modern as well as older and iconic truck models. The largest event of this type in Europe, attended by thousands of drivers, carriers and transport enthusiasts every year, could not be without ITD inspectors.
This rally is a moment of break from everyday duties for professional drivers. We are here to provide advice on transport regulations. We also educate the youngest road users. For children, we have prepared a separate tent with competitions, games and reflective prizes - said Alvin Gajadhur, Chief Road Transport Inspector during the official inauguration of the event.
The head of ITD emphasized that the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Road Transport Inspection support the Polish transport industry. - It is thanks to you that supplies of basic necessities in the most severe period of the SARSCoV-2 pandemic were ensured - indicated Alvin Gajadhur.
This year's rally of trucks near Opole turned out to be record-breaking not only because of the number of vehicles on display. As every year, the competition of pulling the ITD police car with a rope was very popular. Many volunteers signed up for the competition. Ultimately, five players were selected. The best of them stalled the vehicle in 4.25 seconds. All contest participants received inspection gifts.
A motorcycle, modern vans and control equipment attracted not only the youngest enthusiasts of motorization and heavy transport to the ITD stand. Drivers and entrepreneurs had an excellent opportunity to ask inspectors about regulatory issues. The most common questions concerned the interpretation of the provisions regulating the permissible standards of drivers' working time. Drivers also asked about the correctness of load securing and issues related to the control of the total weight and axle load of vehicles.