It's not safe policing, it's revenue raising
THERE needs to be a little grace when it comes to work diaries, said Shannon Jeffes.
"Fining drivers for five or six minutes over, or cutting a break short by a couple of minutes isn't safety policing, it's just pure revenue and stand- over bullying,” he said.
"The main thing wrong with the work diary is the count back (or forward). Once a major break has been had, it should start again from there, whether you're on a 12hr, 14hr or AFM book.”
Noel Aird said one point that was not recognised was that the current set-up forced drivers to drive when fatigued or rest when they weren't tired. "I know my body and at 2am I need an hour sleep no matter how long I've been on the road, however a lot of the time I'm forced to push through because if I don't it will disrupt the whole 'in a 24hr period' crap. Plus there is no punishment for companies delaying drivers or forcing time slots.”