BP Nyngan named Top Stop
"HUMBLING" is how BP Nyngan Roadhouse co-owner Steven Webster described his Iveco Top Stop of the Year win.
He owns the business with parents Annette and Greg and girlfriend Hayley.
"It's very exciting and good to see we've got some support," he told Big Rigs.
"At the start we didn't know we were nominated for Truck Stop of the Month. We were blown away."
It was a closely fought competition with only a handful of votes separating the BP Nyngan and the Lake Columna Roadhouse at times.
Steven said his family and 15 staff worked towards providing the best service they could for truckies and travellers that used the roadhouse.
We try our best to provide personal customer service to each person.
Steven said the staff knew most of the regulars by name.
In the two years the Websters have owned the roadhouse they have seen the business go from strength to strength by focusing on customer service, food and cleanliness. "The food is some of the best getting around, it's all home cooked," Steven said.
Drivers also raved about the cleanliness of the roadhouse and its amenities.
"We take pride in the fact we possibly have the cleanest truck stop in Australia," he said.
"It's something we really try and work on every day.
"After all, the roadhouse is a truckie's home away from home."
Serving between 700 and 900 customers a day, the roadhouse is busy from the time it opens at 6am until they close for the night at 10pm. "We're the only roadhouse around that offers showers, food and a restaurant," Steven said.
The roadhouse on the crossroads between the New South Wales north and south, also has a takeaway shop.
Annette Webster said the $3000 prize money donated by Iveco would go towards Nyngan's Can Assist cancer charity and rewarding staff and loyal customers.
She said the whole town was excited about the win.
"We're a little town of 2500. They're all happy with it," Annette said. "A lot of people support us."
"Thanks to our great staff, they're dedicated and have been a pleasure to work with over the years," Steven said.
Thanks to Big Rigs and Iveco for running the competition.
"Thanks also to the great drivers and customers that have supported us over the last two years and everyone that has made the effort to vote for us, we're very grateful."
Steven also thanked Barry Saunders and his wife for nominating the truck stop in the Iveco Top Stop competition.
In the final run up to the end of the voting (midnight December 12) BP Nyngan managed to steal a 38 vote lead (384) over Lade Columna (346).
A total of 839 people voted in the poll.