TRADER NO BULL
PREFERENCE FOR SUBBIES
It seems one major logistics company, after building a regional depot for changeover drivers, is now replacing company drivers with subbies.
They are obviously happy the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal was knocked on the head.
There is a rumour about that you will not be able to get your old (wideband) UHF repaired into the future. The authorities will aim to stop this, so that only the newer narrowband (read: 80 channel) sets will eventually remain in use.
If the Feds, then NSW and now Victoria, all seem to think there is something wrong with the way we are paid, yet they cannot agree how to fix it or that we all live in one country, what hope do we have?
COSTLY FATIGUE RULES
With the new COR regs signed off in Queensland Parliament recently, how many of you are aware of the increased penalties, particularly re fatigue?
None of us want to drive tired, but doing so in the future (and how will they tell or define it?) could well cost you much more than the week’s wages it might do now.
And, following on from that, until such times as those who police the law on the roadside fully understand it and all sing to the one songbook, how much longer will blokes be hit with severe breaches and hauled off to court for something, that in any other industry in Australia, would be an hour’s overtime?