Yogi shares update on work diary fine
A FOUR-minute difference in clocks.
That was all it took for South Australian police offers to give Kendall Trucking and Co's Glenn "Yogi" Kendall a work diary infringement he thought was going to cost him $48,000.
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Six excruciating months later, of thinking he was up for paying the fine, Glenn finally received the news he'd been waiting to hear - the fine was being thrown out.
"I fought hard for what I believed in and I went into bat and spoke properly, I did all of what I needed to do," he said on Episode #20 of season two of The Big Rigs Podcast.
"It's kind of bittersweet, I'm pretty stoked it got squashed.
"But I also found out that they knew about it at the start of May so for two months - well, six, I thought I was in the hole for $48,000.
"The emotional distress and financial burden on the business was sort of untold. We were thinking we were going to have to factor in $48,000 into our budget. They have lawyers, I haven't, they would have come at me with some legal crap and I would have been taken to the cleaners.
"It would have crippled us. We would have had to find another option or get out of the trucking business."
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While he won - Glenn said he's not sure of what to do next.
"I'm kind of frustrated, I don't know what to do. I believe I was unfairly treated, the way they spoke to me (when they fined me) was apauling and I believe they were threatening me with that fine," he said.
"The prosecutor told me that ($48,000) is the very top amount for a fine of this kind, so why are they handing out and threatening such things on the side of the road?"
Glenn said he was "running scared" and didn't know whether to pursue it further or to walk away with the win.
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