Study makes deadly claims


TRUCK driv­ing is Aus­tralia’s most dead­li­est job, ac­cord­ing to a new study by Monash Uni­ver­sity.

The study high­lighted the fact that truck driv­ers are 13 times more likely to die at work than any other pro­fes­sion.

The study, based on claims from a 12-year pe­riod, said lack of con­trol also made it one of the un­health­i­est job. Big Rigs so­cial me­dia users shared their thoughts on the study.

■ Ian Allert: I take is­sue with the ref­er­ence to the scrap­ping of the RSRT.

It would have been a fan­tas­tic bit of policy if it ap­plied to ev­ery­one.

It only ap­plied to owner driv­ers, there­fore the policy ended up where it be­longs in the bin.

■ Bob Prideaux: If this num­ber of deaths oc­curred in the air­line in­dus­try, there would be a pub­lic out­cry.

■ James Camro: The only way you are go­ing to make it bet­ter is to get rid of log­books we are not ro­bots we all run un­der dif­fer­ent body clocks.

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