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

Truckies say this won't help

CALLS to widen trucks were shot down by truckies.

Chris Guascoine called it a "joke” as the roads "we call highways and freeways can barely cope with the size vehicles we have now”.

Wayne Bryen agreed: "If they allow an increase in width, then they would need to widen far too many roads, not to mention pallets and other freight to suit the width”.

Andre Hinde said increasing widths "won't change diddly squat”, saying when overall length was increased to allow for bigger bunks, companies increased trailer length and ran cabovers with small bunks to maximise payload.

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Watch out for 'silly' motorists

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Big Rigs readers have their say

Simple roundabout road question causes fiery debate

Simple roundabout road question causes fiery debate

Seems many drivers just don't get roundabouts.

Mercedes-Benz unveils GLS flagship SUV

Mercedes-Benz unveils GLS flagship SUV

Mercedes-Benz says this is “the S-Class of SUVs”.