Road tough on trucks, drivers
IT TAKES a lot to continuously tackle the drive from Legume to Woodenbong along Mt Lindesay Rd and the feat is not lost on one trucking boss.
Frasers Livestock Transport director Ross Fraser said he had major concerns about the road.
"It is an important connection from the Darling Downs to the Northern Rivers and is important for freight and ," he said.
"I worry about the safety of my drivers who cart cattle to the abattoir in Casino.
"The welfare of my drivers, the cattle and the general public is paramount."
Mr Fraser said he thought the road could use an upgrade.
"At the moment the road is not up to B-double status," he said.
"It has a huge effect on the cost of freighting product and an upgrade would reduce the number our vehicles on the road.
Mr Fraser said the ability of his drivers to continuously drive the road was their own.
"It just comes down to their experience that allows them to do it. They drive safely and to the road conditions."