Is­sues then are still is­sues now


SIT­TING at the Thor truck wash, I started read­ing Big Rigs.

I got an­grier and an­grier read­ing the same crap us truck­ies have been whing­ing about since the ’70s.

Noth­ing has changed, the is­sues are all the same.

Deadly log­books, point­less fines, s--- roads, lack of park­ing and gen­er­ally us­ing truck­ies as an un­lim­ited source of rev­enue.

I can’t read our in­dus­try’s mags with­out get­ting de­pressed. patch of dirt.

Con­grats to all in­volved in flip­ping the ATO’s de­ci­sion on driver al­lowance. The win proves when the in­dus­try comes to­gether it’s a for­mi­da­ble force.

As al­ways if you’ve got a story to share I’d love to hear from you.

And to the driver who rang about shar­ing his cab with his 60kg mas­tiff, phone us next time you’re up this way, we’d love a pic.

Noth­ing is be­ing done about any of our main is­sues, ex­cept point­less talk.

Oh, ex­cept for the safety side of it.

At least now, dressed up like an astro­naut and with the right in­duc­tions for every sin­gle busi­ness in Aus­tralia, we can sit in a corner and watch our loads take 10 times longer to load and un­load.

Rant over. — Jamie D

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