Big Rigs - - OPINION -

Where are the dig­i­tal di­aries?

THERE have been a few gi­gan­tic work diary fines for breach­ing work and rest leg­is­la­tion.

Like Big Rig’s lat­est story and the story of a $17,500 fine handed out to a WA li­cenced driver, liv­ing in Vic­to­ria cart­ing steel out of Wol­lon­gong.

My ques­tion is, where are the elec­tronic work di­aries, when are they go­ing to be rolled out, or made com­pul­sory? Is it be­cause it will cost to much in rev­enue or is it be­cause of the NHVR loos­ing their au­thor­ity, over items like the elec­tronic work diary? They have been on trial se­cretly for many years now, es­pe­cially in NSW.

So why isn’t there a push for these to be in­tro­duced, if they are sup­posed to be mis­take free, where are they? There are lots of driv­ers out there that have hated the work diary since it’s in­cep­tion, me in­cluded. With the NVHR crack­ing down on such of­fences and with so many driv­ers mak­ing mis­takes which are now cost­ing peo­ple their liveli­hoods.

There is al­ways go­ing to be that el­e­ment within the in­dus­try that will cause prob­lems, but would this not be one of many steps the could be taken to stop the driver bash­ing and neg­a­tive pub­lic­ity of the trans­port in­dus­try? — Lau­ren H Call up against RSRT

I BE­LIEVE now should be the time we fish out what the La­bor Party and TWU have cooked up in RSRT part two. To un­der­stand what they in­tend to in­flict on the econ­omy should they be elected next time we vote. An on­go­ing cam­paign should oc­cur to pro­tect and in­form all con­cerned. There are many new owner driv­ers who don’t even know of the risk in this area. — David L

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