A new funding program is set to deliver rest area upgrades across regional WA, and 17 rest area locations could benefit.
Five new truck-only rest areas will be built in Tasmania within a year ,with another 14 informal sites to be brought up to better standards than they are now.
The Driver Reviver sites operating at rest areas around Australia over the holiday period play an important role in fatigue management and road safety, but it seems not all are welcoming truckies with open arms.
A new heavy vehicle rest area is set to be constructed in the outback town of Richmond, Queensland, directly opposite a new roadhouse that’s been designed with triple road trains in mind.
Truck friendly caravanner Ken Wilson is calling for clearer signage – along with consistent and more definitive legislation – to help stamp out the on-going misuse of truckies’ rest areas. Read more
The sh*t shovel hangs on a tree at a well-used rest area in Mount Boyce NSW. It highlights the problems of rest areas that line haul truck drivers face.
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. Read more
Tougher new laws come into play from this Friday aimed at stopping motorists from using dedicated heavy vehicle rest areas in Queensland. Read more
Truckie Mike Williams, aka the Oz Trucker on Twitter, is well-known to Big Rigs readers as a regular feature columnist and popular host of the On the Road podcast. Below is an edited extract from his detailed submission to the Senate Inquiry into the importance of a viable, safe, sustainable and efficient road transport industry. Read more