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Too many double standards

A TRUCKIE has raised a good point about a fatigue double-standard in Australia.

"What's the difference in a truckie doing long hours behind the wheel and a nurse or doctor doing double shifts then getting in the car to drive home?” he asked.

"There are too many double standards.”

Followers of the Big Rigs Facebook page shared their overwhelming desire for the people-making decisions to actually be from the industry and to take note from what they do in the west and the north.

Driver Craig Tyler said when he came out of the NT driving for "as long as I wanted” and when he got to Queensland and started running under the BFM and logbooks he had "never felt more fatigued due to being forced to take breaks when I wasn't tired”.

Peter Forbes agreed and said in the west "we fatigue manage and don't have many crashes due to fatigue”.

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