Cooking crackdown on truckies
MANY roadhouses have started a crackdown on the use of those small gas cookers which lots of truckies have when away from home.
These allow our drivers to heat up or cook their own food, thus saving money on purchasing meals.
The reason given for the crackdown is the obvious danger posed by fire near roadhouse fuel bowsers.
In past years that rule has been relaxed and it has been a common sight to see these gas cookers being used by truck drivers at roadhouse parking areas.
In the majority of cases often far away from bowsers to ensure there is no danger.
Spy was at a big roadhouse in early August and saw a worker telling a driver he couldn't use his cooker.
That worker from a big fuel chain told Spy that tourists in vans were the worst culprits.
She said it was now being enforced by management from head office and all staff had been advised.
A truckie mumbled that the business wanted people to buy meals at the roadhouse, even the regular customers who have purchased fuel.
Anyway Spy can advise that numerous truckies at roadhouses will be soon getting the word that they can't use their trusty cooker.
They will probably head off to a rest area.