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What drivers really think of the RSRT deals

TRUCK driver Tony Bulstrode has hit out at supporters of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal.

"I don't need an RSRT to tell me how much to charge,” he said.

"If you really need that to stay in business then you shouldn't be in business. Go and pick on the big boys.

"I am an owner driver. I negotiate my own rates. I'm a big boy, I don't need to hide behind a union.”

His comments came after the Australian Trucking Association General Council unanimously agreed on the industry's approach to the posible re-establishment of the RSRT.

Michael Blythe reckoned "payment should be seven days turn around, no ifs, no buts”.

"If you can't afford it, don't arrange transport, it's really that simple.”

Peter Jones asked about the "emphasis on interfering in free trade between business”.

"If you introduce the RSRT, you're indirectly imposing socialism and communism upon the industry,” he said.

"If we regulate the ATA wages to a minimum base wage, you all would be crying into your soup.”

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