Truckies Suggestions On Changes to Fatigue Law

The National Road Freighters Association called for an overhaul of current fatigue management laws, calling for it to be more flexible and sympathetic towards drivers’ natural sleeping rhythms.

According to Ken Wilkie, immediate past vice-president of the group, the adoption of the WA model would allow for more driver autonomy around a 14 hour working day.

In a post on some suggestions from drivers highlighted the benefits of a similar approach to the WA system with drivers pointing out that it seems to work best.

Drivers found that waiting a whole day (22 hours) between loads was ‘ridiculous’ and the fact that WA had the lowest heavy vehicle accident rate in the country, meant it had a system that worked.

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