AFTER reporting in the last edition on great shower and toilet facilities for truckies at the small Queensland hamlet of Dirranbandi, other drivers have advised Spy about others which could be considered ‘hidden secrets’.
At Trangie, a small town in NSW – on the Mitchell Highway 485km north-west of Sydney – there is one such facility which requires a meritorious mention.
“It is behind the Trangie Caltex Servo and has a great shower for truckies. I am sure it is maintained by the local Council,” Victorian owner-operator Mark Young told Spy.
A council spokesperson later confirmed that the truck stop is accessed by Dandaloo Road in Trangie and is indeed situated behind the Trangie Caltex. The truck stop has two unisex toilet/shower which are cleaned regularly by council staff.
Spy must confess that he had never heard of Trangie before being told about this hidden gem by Mark.
But it’s certainly considered a key trucking hub, judging by the $300,000 the local Narromine Shire Council got from round four of the NHVR’s Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program.
The 2018 windfall went into constructing “a new truck rest and decoupling area with toilet and shower facilities with a capacity for approximately 20 B-doubles, at an existing commercial, 24/7 fuel and food service centre”.