Free cuppa for truckies in NSW

THE Free Cuppa for the Driver team is encouraging all truck drivers to take part in the annual driver fatigue scheme.

The Free Cuppa for the Driver scheme offers drivers in Western and South Western Regions of NSW a free tea or coffee at 62 participating venues in 18 local government areas.

The extended reach of the program in 2016 is a bonus for travellers and truck drivers along the entire length of the Newell Hwy, with free cuppas available from Tocumwal in the south and Moree in the north.

The scheme will see visiting drivers who have travelled at least 100km offered a free cuppa in a bid to encourage them to take rest breaks from driving long distances.

The scheme also covers parts of the Mitchell Hwy from Bathurst to Dubbo, Kamilaroi Hwy from Narrabri to Wee Waa and Main Road 61 from Orange to Condobolin.

Some out-of-the-way locations such as Croppa Creek, Baradine and the Pilliga have Free Cuppa for the Driver venues.

"We are growing geographically each year," said Orange and Cabonne Road Safety Officer Andrea Hamilton-Vaughan.

Drivers can easily access and identify where they can find a free cuppa by downloading the free Apps for Smartphones, picking up a booklet from visitor information centres, service stations and camping grounds.

Each participating business has a Free Cuppa for the Driver logo on its window or near the entrance.

Free Cuppa for the Driver also regularly posts information on the Free Cuppa for the Driver Facebook page and on Twitter @Road Safety Western and @A_hv101.

The Free Cuppa app is available for iOS and Android phones.

Drivers can download the free App to their phone and use it even after the campaign ends in May.

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