Moorland truck stop back in business

The Moorland Tucker Wagon in NSW has been reborn

Moorland truck stop back in business
Moorland truck stop back in business
By Greg Bush | July 20, 2010

The Moorland Tucker Wagon on the NSW mid north coast, seemingly a victim of local residents’ petitions and the Pacific Highway bypass, has been reborn.

Manager Janice McGlinn says the Tucker Wagon has undergone renovations, breathing new life into what was a popular truck stop.

"The showers are up and running and we’ve redone the kitchen and given it a bit of a facelift," McGlinn explains.

In addition, a change in ownership will see the Caltex service station replaced by Matilda Blue, part of the Neumann Petroleum Group.

In previous years there had been friction between residents and truck drivers regarding parking opposite and nearby the truckstop.

According to McGlinn, that problem no longer exists as the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) purchased land formerly owned by the ‘residents’ spokesman’ Max Hamilton.

McGlinn says there is now ample parking for B-doubles and the RTA is in the process of removing the no stopping signs from the area.

The new bypass between Coopernook and Heron’s Creek opened in March this year, taking traffic away from the Moorland area.

However, with the lack of truck stops in the area, McGlinn is hoping truck drivers will divert to the old highway and once again make the Moorland Tucker Box a regular stopping point along the Pacific.

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