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Flynn Transport will provide two trucks to transport about 150 bales with the Burrumbuttock Hay Runners.

The two drivers will be the company's owner, Tony Flynn, and operations manager, Josh Duncan.

"If those people don't have the ability to spend money in town, our guys don't have a job," Mr Flynn said.

"So in part it's good for business to help, but it's also a good thing for the country."

Mr Duncan pitched the idea to sign up to the hay run this year.

Flynn Transport owner Tony Flynn is helping the frought relief in Queensland as part of a donation effort by businesses to ease the effect of the drought.  Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star
Flynn Transport owner Tony Flynn is helping the frought relief in Queensland as part of a donation effort by businesses to ease the effect of the drought. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star Marc Stapelberg

"Up there in Queensland it's really bad ... we just want to give back to the industry," he said.

The hay run was founded by Farrell Freighters in the state's Riverina region.

Mr Duncan said they would set off on March 29, and return the following Sunday.

"We'll load our trucks here because there's been heaps of hay donated out of this local area ... then travel down to Burrumbuttock and commence the convoy from down there," he said.

Mr Duncan thanked the local businesses that have pledged support:

  • Brown & Hurley Group
  • Southside Truck Centre Lismore
  • SignMedia Solutions Byron Bay
  • Iceman Transport Refrigeration Service Brisbane
  • Alstonville Agricultural Society
  • Beach & Bush Distributors Goonellabah
  • Chanrol Pty Ltd Sydney

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