FATIGUE REFORM: The laws need to reflect the actual travel times on real roads, says one truckie.
FATIGUE REFORM: The laws need to reflect the actual travel times on real roads, says one truckie. Bruce Honeywill

Fatigue is a massive problem

THE fact that road trains and trucks can't do the same trip in the same time as a car needs to be taken into account when looking at fatigue management laws, says this truckie. needs 

Michael Stanley waded into the fatigue discussion on our Facebook page recently, responding to other drivers who thought car drivers should need to manage their fatigue also.

"The laws need to reflect the actual travel times on real roads," he said.

"Most people think that a road train can do the same trip times as a car. I know, I have had bosses that think that. The trucks could only do 90km/h flat as that's how they were geared. His car was an XR8."

Scott Bennett asked for fatigue laws that were "actually based on a drivers safety and wellbeing" instead of the "revenue based system" that is currently in place.

"Drivers are nothing more than machines for companies and milking cows for the government," he said.

Janusz Wyrzykowski said every time something like this comes up, only the "stupid comments" come forth.

"No wonder nothing changes in our truck drivers' favour."

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