Big Rigs - - OPINION -

THE NHVR has kicked off a month-long con­sul­ta­tion pro­gram to al­low op­er­a­tors and driv­ers to have some in­put into a change in reg­u­la­tion al­low­ing an ex­emp­tion to driv­ing hours.

In a me­dia re­lease of Sal Petroc­citto’s an­nounce­ment at the Nat Road con­fer­ence at Hamil­ton Is­land of all places – now there’s a place that sym­bol­ises road trans­port to­day – he an­nounced co-or­di­nated en­force­ment op­er­a­tions with a tar­get of work di­aries.

With the con­fu­sion in fill­ing out log­books and mak­ing cal­cu­la­tions based on the 24-hour rule has been iden­ti­fied in re­cent weeks, as well as the fact many log­book trans­gres­sions are an out­come of this con­fu­sion, rather than start the much talked about train­ing and sup­port cam­paign the Na­tional Heavy Ve­hi­cle Reg­u­la­tor opens up a con­sul­ta­tion pe­riod with a blitz!

This to me de­fies logic and just fur­thers the sep­a­ra­tion be­tween en­force­ment agen­cies and truck op­er­a­tors.

Not real smart, Sal.

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