Livestock and freight trucks are in for a cleaner ride with a new truck wash opening at the Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets.

Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said the new $1.6 million truck wash, jointly funded by the NSW Nationals in the state government and Dubbo Regional Council, is great news for the agricultural and freight industries.

“Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets is the largest saleyard facility in the country when you combine sheep and cattle, and this state-of-the-art truck wash means increased efficiencies for freight and livestock vehicles by reducing waiting times of up to an hour,” Mr Saunders said.

“The new facility will also be able to accommodate larger vehicles with four large and long bays for both B-double and A-triple vehicles, along with road trains.

“Bio-security and safety is at the forefront of its design with underground power, more lighting, improved water pressure and new strainers constructed to purify water entering water ways.”

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the new truck wash was part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s ongoing commitment to improve outcomes and productivity for the livestock and freight industries.

“This is one of hundreds of road, bridge and truck wash upgrades being delivered across the state through our $543 million Fixing Country Roads program,” Mr Toole said.

“The new facility at Dubbo will not only improve efficiencies by reducing wait and washing times, it will reduce energy consumption and ensure a high level of bio-security is maintained.”