Two new heavy vehicle rest areas have been included in the plans for an $80 million upgrade to Tassie’s Illawarra Road.
WA Senator Glenn Sterle has had another win for truckies as he continues to campaign for better conditions and cleaner amenities at rest areas and truck stops.
The federal government should create a national truck rest stop fund to boost jobs, freight efficiency and safety as Australia emerges from COVID-enforced lockdowns, says the National Road Transport Association (NatRoad).
Work will soon begin on $14 million of major upgrades to heavy vehicle rest areas at 15 priority locations across regional WA.
The lack of toilets at the new Gatton decoupling facility has sparked a lot of heat recently, with the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) pointing the finger at the University of Queensland for the decision.
A new funding program is set to deliver rest area upgrades across regional WA, and 17 rest area locations could benefit.
Five new truck-only rest areas will be built in Tasmania within a year ,with another 14 informal sites to be brought up to better standards than they are now.
The Driver Reviver sites operating at rest areas around Australia over the holiday period play an important role in fatigue management and road safety, but it seems not all are welcoming truckies with open arms.