Truck drivers have raised concerns about electronic work diaries.
Truck drivers have raised concerns about electronic work diaries. Kirstin Payne

It's time to fix it yourselves

JUST venting on social media won't fix the problems with the transport industry, said driver Jason MacNish.

"As a long time transport operator and generally decent person, the fact remains, if conditions aren't right, make noise or down tools,” he said.

He was responding to a recent letter to the editor calling for truckies to be "paid properly”.

"If my customers don't like my terms, which is, a good service in return for on-time payment terms that are either COD or seven days and a rate that makes it practical,” he said.

"The only reason the big companies like Coles etc get away with it is because people are always lining up to do the work regardless.

"And as far as fatigue goes, again, down tools. How long before it hits critical mass? It's been done many times over the years. Perhaps now is the time again.

"But just venting on social media won't fix it. Send a message (in writing by text or email) and they have to respond.

"The only one who can fix your situation is you.”

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