Archive for February, 2009

Truckies smashed by bookings and fines spree

Monday, February 16th, 2009

What the hell is going on with the spate of some unrealistic bookings and fines police are sourcing from our truckies? Road safety is an issue we all accept, after all, the roads and highways are our workplace, but some of this recent stuff is ridiculous.

We’re all doing it tough at the moment and can do without some of this rubbish to contend with. If floods and bushfires are not enough to contend with nationally, truckies are being hit with big fines and bookings from police. Recently one truckie was booked for being 5mm over length. Another truckie was hit with a $600 fine and loss of 3 points for not entering a change of activity in his log book after parking and before he went to sleep. Yet another $600 fine and loss of 3 points went to another truckie for not logging a change of activity when he stopped to check his chains and go to the toilet. But wait there is even more, fines for 30cms over length on a body truck, and another truckie was booked by police after driving from Mackay to Brisbane in 10 hours even though we know it is a 10 hour run with no slow traffic to contend with. If you know of any other over the top fines, let us know by clicking on the comments at the end of this article (the comments link).

Are GPS units a legal unit of measurement for prosecution? Police seem to think they are…so watch out truckies….it’s all happening out there!!!