Beaut Bunkrooms

By: Steve Skinner


Not snookered: Gilbert and Roach has good facilities for waiting drivers. Not snookered: Gilbert and Roach has good facilities for waiting drivers. Not snookered: Gilbert and Roach has good facilities for waiting drivers.
Relaxing in air-conditioned comfort at Westrac Hexham. Relaxing in air-conditioned comfort at Westrac Hexham. Relaxing in air-conditioned comfort at Westrac Hexham.
The Westrac laundry. The Westrac laundry. The Westrac laundry.
This Westrac bathroom wouldn’t be out of place at the Hilton. This Westrac bathroom wouldn’t be out of place at the Hilton. This Westrac bathroom wouldn’t be out of place at the Hilton.
Westrac bedroom and slimline wardrobe Westrac bedroom and slimline wardrobe. Westrac bedroom and slimline wardrobe
Westrac bedroom and slimline wardrobe Westrac bedroom and slimline wardrobe. Westrac bedroom and slimline wardrobe
Westrac computers for when your phone screen isn’t big enough Westrac computers for when your phone screen isn’t big enough. Westrac computers for when your phone screen isn’t big enough
Westrac’s separate kitchen and dining rooms Westrac’s separate kitchen and dining rooms. Westrac’s separate kitchen and dining rooms
A Westar Truck Centre en-suite, with shower up one end and toilet up the other A Westar Truck Centre en-suite, with shower up one end and toilet up the other. A Westar Truck Centre en-suite, with shower up one end and toilet up the other
Inside Westar’s Suite 4: cool, dark and quiet. Inside Westar’s Suite 4: cool, dark and quiet. Inside Westar’s Suite 4: cool, dark and quiet.
Not many truckies have slept in a “suite” before, but they do at Westar Truck Centre Derrimut. Not many truckies have slept in a “suite” before, but they do at Westar Truck Centre Derrimut. Not many truckies have slept in a “suite” before, but they do at Westar Truck Centre Derrimut.
Breakfast and coffee at Westar. Breakfast and coffee at Westar. Breakfast and coffee at Westar.
Priceless artworks adorn the walls in Westar’s bunkrooms Priceless artworks adorn the walls in Westar’s bunkrooms. Priceless artworks adorn the walls in Westar’s bunkrooms

We give a pat on the back to some of the truck dealerships which are showing the way for the entire industry in providing good bunkrooms for drivers

 

Fortunately, individual air conditioned bunkrooms seem to be a growing trend in Australian truck dealerships and depots.

We have been told about each of the following from drivers who have benefited from them.

First prize goes to Westar Truck Centre at Derrimut in Melbourne. Westar is a dealer for Isuzu, Western Star, MAN and Dennis Eagle.

Not only are the rooms quiet and dark, with towels and linen provided, but they each have their own toilet and shower as well. There is free WiFi, a self-service cappuccino maker and even complimentary continental breakfast.

Gilbert and Roach at Huntingwood in Sydney (Isuzu and Kenworth) also has individual rooms well located away from noise generated by the workshop and waiting day drivers.

So too does Westrac Caterpillar at Hexham in the Hunter Valley, with a big TV lounge area, laundry, and even computer terminals along an office-style bench.

Check out and drool over these excellent conditions for long distance drivers needing a home away from home, and check out the full feature in an upcoming issue of Owner//Driver. Subscribe here

 

 

 

 

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