Trangie opens new upgraded truck wash

Livestock carriers and freight truck operators now have access to a newly improved truck wash facility in Trangie, NSW.

The truck wash has been closed since late last year while undergoing upgrades paid for by a $325,000 grant from Transport for NSW’s Fixing Country Roads program in 2018.

The Narromine Shire Council said the new facility was designed following extensive consultation with truck operators and industry organisations to meet the high standards required by the agricultural and freight sectors.

Improvements include realignment and modification to accommodate road trains and B-doubles, a new sloping wash pad to allow sediment to freely flow out of crates as well as superior water pressure ensuring maximum power to wash out dirty crates and truck bodies.

“Truck washes are essential not only for safe and clean travel for livestock but also for reducing the spread of weeds and diseases across NSW,” said Dubbo MP Dugald Saunders, Shadow Minister for Agriculture.

“With freight movement expected to increase over the next 5-10 years, this state-of-the-art facility is crucial for improving outcomes and productivity within the sector.”

The council said the new truck wash upgrade has biosecurity and user safety at the forefront of its design with features such as underground power, improved water pressure, drainage and sediment ponds.

“Whether you’re a contractor, casual hauler or livestock producer, this modern system will streamline the process of decontaminating trailers between loads, enhancing both cleanliness and efficiency,” said Narromine Mayor Clr Craig Davies.

“The unique geographic position of the Narromine Shire guarantees this necessary upgrade to meet the growing demands of livestock and freight carriers.

“Council is thrilled to have a project that supports a vital part of the freight sector. Such investments are crucial for ensuring our communities have the infrastructure needed to thrive.”

The Trangie Truck Wash is located off Saleyards Road, and is now fully operational and can be accessed by members of the trucking industry who have an Avdata key.

According to the Advata website, the wash costs 95 cents per minute, with a minimum charge of $4.55.

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