What truckies think of diaries
EVERY truckie has an opinion about the work diary and no one is right or wrong.
A discussion about the work diary flared up on Big Rigs social media channels after a driver said it wasn't "that hard to understand and avoid fines if they had the right guidance”.
Steve Eylward said the log book was like anything in life - some will understand it and have no trouble using it and others will have drama with the whole concept.
Kylie McDonald was of the opinion that the diaries were handed out with no "regard to how they are supposed to be used”.
"We're just expected to read it and understand it like reading a newspaper.”
But Christopher Blanchard had strong words for those who say it was unworkable and encouraged others to bury their head in the sand.
"There are hundreds, nee thousands of 'professional drivers' out there working under the exact same set of rules and fatigue regimes that have never had a problem, have never incurred a fine or driven in a state of dangerous fatigue,” he said.
"If you think the work diary is telling you to drive fatigued or break the law, the problem is not the work diary or rules, the problem is what you are being asked to or are willing to do.”