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The Aus­tralian Truck­ing As­so­ci­a­tion has called on the Fed­eral Govern­ment to re­lax fa­tigue man­age­ment rules to make life eas­ier for truck driv­ers. Truck driv­ers op­er­at­ing un­der the Ba­sic Fa­tigue Man­age­ment sys­tem must take a rest of at least seven hours in any 24 hours. ATA chief ex­ec­u­tive Stu­art St Clair says more flex­i­bil­ity is needed so driv­ers can split their rest breaks and fo­cus on get­ting bet­ter rest when tired. ‘‘Many driv­ers and op­er­a­tors are dis­ap­pointed the process is tak­ing so long to be re­solved,’’ he says.

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