With over 50 years in the road transport industry, I would like to express my disappointment at Barry McDonald's opposition to the running of B-triples from Smeaton Grange to Coles DC in Ducks Lane Goulburn (Goulburn Post, August 10).
Barry is a good bloke but not the right person to be issuing unqualified statements about an industry in which he is not involved.
The road transport industry has made many innovative improvements in recent decades including B-doubles, B-triples and lately A-doubles or type A road trains to run on major roads.
These combinations often run under what is known as Performance Based Standards (PBS).
These trucks and those companies which run them are subject to close scrutiny from authorities.
As for Linfox drivers, Barry would do well to inspect some of the loading docks they have to manoeuvre into in between illegally parked cars on some occasions, then he would soon realise what good operators they are.
As for passing them on the highway, a little patience goes a long way.
I think we have far more to fear from inexperienced car drivers than modern day truck drivers in state of the art machinery.
I myself drive roadtrains and b triple and I can say this the roads I go on are no where as good as the Hume and some I believe should not even be rated for them so to say the hune isn't good enough is a joke.
Send in the bulldozers
Once again the Towrang River Bridge is closed due to flooding.
It's time for action, a new higher bridge is required.
Looking forward to seeing the bulldozers start work before the next flood.
Congratulations to the person who filmed the two kangaroos fighting in the snow storm at Jerrong.
It was the most interesting item I've seen on television. It was on Channel Nine. Jerrong is between Oberon and Taralga.