THE latest column from Transport Women Australia chair Jacquelene Brotherton struck a chord with Big Rigs readers.
She wrote about a question that "nearly brought me to tears”.
"It seems that no matter how far we come, we still have so far to go to overcome the misconceptions, misunderstandings and downright prejudices against our industry,” she wrote.
Bradley White: Until we all start acting more professional and sharing the roads unfortunately the stigma will remain. Too many truck drivers not prepared to share the roads with cyclists, car drivers cutting us off and generally the stupid things we have to tolerate makes it extremely difficult even at the best of times. Hopefully the industry can continue to evolve with the ever changing environment that we are faced with.
David Crane: Just because we have a few crackheads that have been caught lately! Does not mean we all are on it. And you will find these guys are new to the industry, they left there factory jobs to chase better money. Do the homework properly...
Leanne Dyer: The statistics show there are far more car drivers than truckies driving under the influence of drugs.
John Blayden: It's not going too change I've been hearing this since mid seventies when I started driving just learn to live with it.