Read­ers point to miss­ing links in Chain of Re­spon­si­bil­ity

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LAST edition Big Rigs talked about the Chain of Re­spon­si­bil­ity pro­vi­sions that will come in over the next 12 months.

Though there was no man­date for the use of fines and sen­tences, read­ers still raised a num­ber of con­cerns around the pos­si­bil­ity of re­ceiv­ing fines of hun­dreds of thou­sands of dol­lars and prison terms.

Other read­ers how­ever con­grat­u­lated the force­ful ap­proach the NHVR is tak­ing to safety.

Hen­drik R: “So where is the COR when I am forced to stop, due to driv­ing hours rules, when fully awake and drive when I am less than fully awake.

“For ex­am­ple un­der BFM, I have a de­fence for us­ing the split break but need a valid ex­cuse, wak­ing up early is not good enough.

“So I might wake up early and have to sit for an hour and then not have an ex­tra hour at the end of the day to get more sleep.

“How­ever they seem to think we are ro­bots that can go to sleep and wake up on de­mand to suit the book and the freight sched­ule.”

Scotty D: “These laws are a joke, just some pen pusher jus­ti­fy­ing their po­si­tion, most com­pa­nies and cus­tomers don’t know any­thing about these laws so we still con­tinue to get screwed over.

“Driv­ers still have no rights.” Quin­tain J: “There is one ma­jor flaw in the COR leg­is­la­tion and that is, does the Heavy Ve­hi­cle Task Force have the funds to cover the pros­e­cu­tion?

“Where the hell do they get the money to pros­e­cute a se­nior ex­ec­u­tive of a multi­na­tional cor­po­ra­tion?”

Paul T: “Another failed his test want-to-be truck driver that drives from be­hind a desk. Come ride with me for a day and you will change your laws and jam them on the car driv­ers.”

COR: Speak­ers on the new Chain of Re­spon­si­bil­ity laws.

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