AN EX­TRA HOUR: Truck­ies have mixed view on NHVR plan

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THE NHVR is still seek­ing feed­back on a pro­posed na­tional work and rest ex­emp­tion no­tice that would al­low driv­ers to use their ve­hi­cle for an hour over their fa­tigue man­age­ment limit.

Driv­ers have had mixed feelings about the pro­posal and have shared their views.

Ti­mothy M: I don’t agree with AN­OTHER hour.

We are be­ing stretched now, imag­ine if bosses could stretch us AN­OTHER hour?

I wish they’d take hours off us, maybe 10 hour days would be per­fect thankyou.

A lot less ac­ci­dents then,that’s for sure.

Ja­son M: I al­ways said this when bob­tail why can’t we do stuff off the book?

As rob said go­ing to the shops, doc­tors etc.

We are hu­mans with­out a car in an­other state or town away from home.

This should have been im­ple­mented years ago.

Tony S: I’d like to vol­un­teer for a 12moth NO LOGBOOK sur­vey, to prove they are noth­ing but rev­enue mak­ers. All I want is the park­ing bays needed to ac­com­plish the task.. mm­m­mmm.

Keith M: Point­less if you can’t park your truck in ma­jor­ity of towns and res­i­den­tial ar­eas!

Vicki S: A truck of Bus

driver gets a $700 + fine for work­ing 15 min­utes over, Ev­ery other worker gets over­time!

Can some­one ex­plain that?

Christo S: A Log book makes you keep go­ing to do your 12 hours a day but sim­ple small stop here and there will ruin you at the end week it forces you to stay at it and not stop.

CONSIDERING OP­TIONS: An ex­tra hour for per­sonal use at the end of a long day will give driv­ers a lit­tle flex­i­bil­ity.

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