A CONVOY of trucks will complete a lap of Mount Panorama on Saturday to honour the memory of Bathurst father Dane Ballinger.
Mr Ballinger, 36, died in a truck crash on the NSW north coast on Wednesday, September 4, prompting a flood of tributes from across the state.
He was remembered as a gentleman and icon of the NSW transport industry and many of his colleagues in the industry will be in Bathurst on Saturday to pay their respects.
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A funeral for Mr Ballinger will be held in the Performing Arts Centre at St Stanislaus' College from 10.30am.
At the conclusion, a convoy of trucks - led by a police escort - will complete a lap of the Mount before close family and friends make their way to Bathurst Lawn Cemetery for the burial.
Truck drivers planning to join the convoy have been told no trailers will be allowed but the pit area at Mount Panorama will be open for overnight parking on Saturday night only.
Mr Ballinger was a popular figure in the local and NSW transport industry and was an organiser of the Bathurst Truck Show.
He started his own trucking company, Ballinger Transport, in Bathurst in 2004.
Mr Ballinger is survived by his wife, Danielle, and four children.
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