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.
Fed up with its facility being treated as a parking depot for local trucks, a Perth truck stop has put a new parking system in place – and according to some, it’s proving to be a winner.
Life has changed dramatically for Bluewater Springs Roadhouse owners Geoff and Melissa Bolster since the coronavirus pandemic hit the headlines in 2019.
Moving from Brisbane to the outback and taking over a local truck stop was a big gamble for these sisters, but it’s one that has well and truly paid off.
As Christine Thiel has discovered, it seems size does matter when it comes to using roadhouse facilities, with some adopting a ‘no truck, no shower approach’. A pilot driver for over 10 years, Thiel has been turned away from using facilities at numerous roadhouses because “she’s not a truckie”.