It may not look five-star from the outside but a small green building at the township of Dirranbandi provides excellent multiple toilet and shower facilities for truck drivers.
Dirranbandi has a population of about 700 and is located in Balonne Shire in Queensland, near the NSW border.
Truck drivers from around the country often tell me that there is a shortage of truckie-friendly facilities at rest areas.
Those who haven’t been to Dirranbandi will be interested to hear about these.
Driver Andrew Sloss told Big Rigs about the Dirranbandi facility, which is at a rest area popular with truckies.
He said the building has three rooms and each had a shower and a toilet which could be used for truckies.
“I didn’t expect to find such facilities at a small town like Dirranbandi. There is a genuine shortage of these around Australia and us truck drivers are people and not animals. These are great for us,” he said.
Other truckies I have spoken to since have been glowing in their praise of the facility at a town with such a small population.
I contacted Balonne Shire Council to enquire about it.
“The stop is a Main Roads facility but Council cleans them twice a week,” a Council spokesman told Big Rigs and emailed some pics of the exterior and interior.
More like them around Oz are required for our champion drivers.
Andrew had the last word.
“They are awesome and I think that they should be at all major parking bays and maintained by the local council,” he said.