BP hosts panel discussion to kick off TruckWeek 2012

In support of the ATA’s annual TruckWeek, which celebrates the transport industry’s important role and contribution to the Australian economy, and to officially open the company's first newly-built Truckstop since 2006, BP Australia today held a panel discussion “on site” in Dandenong. 

Hosted by BP Convenience Retail Manager, Peri Hunter, the event attracted an audience from around Victoria joining Paul Waterman, (President BP Australasia, photo) and Noelene Watson (ATA Director and Managing Director of Don Watson Transport & Coldstores) to discuss increasing staff shortage, drivers' needs and infrastructure development across the continent.

The event was held on site at the recently opened Truckstop on the corner of Greens and Hammond Road in Dandenong. The $10-million site has been in operation since May and provides commercial customers with access to both the Eastlink and Monash freeways. It features wide and convenient refuelling positions, hi-flow pumps, a weighbridge and extensive parking. According to Hunter, the site has also been embraced by the private sector.

BP Australia’s Vice President Wholesale, Reseller and Retail, Mike McGuinness, said, “We now have 40 dedicated truckstops and key diesel sites in our network. These facilities are on major truck roads and are designed specifically with truck drivers’ needs in mind. Our sites are located where we can support the road transport industry. Being in the right location makes it efficient for drivers to refuel and keep moving.”

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