Since becoming manager of the Windmill Roadhouse in WA about 18 months ago Amanda Daley has earned the nickname of ‘Chatty’. That’s because Daley loves having a chat to the truck drivers who stop there daily.
Early in the year Spy ran a piece about which roadhouse in the country served up the biggest and best value for money steaks. Hundreds of truckies either replied online to Big Rigs or have since passed an opinion onto Spy. Since then scores of drivers have asked Spy to do a similar write up on which places sell the best pies.
Many small fleet operators are having trouble getting suitable drivers – that is the information that is finding its way to Spy. Read more
The Roebuck Plains Roadhouse in WA has been receiving excellent praise from many truckies Spy has spoken to.
The aptly named Burdekin Duck Roadhouse located at Sellheim beside the Flinders Highway is a nice place for truckies to pull up.
Locked into a rate with a client, an emotional truckie speaks with Big Rigs about how fuel price hikes have turned a small profit for his regular journey into a loss.
Western Australia’s BP Caiguna Roadhouse is located on the Eyre Highway in Western Australia and sees around 200 trucks a week stop by. Read more
Rest areas are supposed to be for truck drivers and motorists to pull up for fatigue management, not places where road transport inspectors and police should set up traffic blitzes. Read more
Most of our champion truckies down under enjoy munching on a big juicy steak or at least that is the feedback Spy received from many of them and from roadhouse staff. Read more
Courteous and safety conscious truckies face fines for trying to reduce the number of head-on collisions on the highways. Read more