Discussion in 'Four Corners' started by thorson1987, Jan 2, 2013.
Would Love to hear FOTM views on this.
I'm all for this for when the Holbrook Bypass is completed provided,
Strictly depot to depot or holding yard to holding yard.
and, drivers are paid more, generally the difference in pay between HC and MC drivers is $2p/h or 2 to 4 cents/km
In regards to the 80km/h speed limit for triples, what a stupid idea.
He does realize that trucks are speed limited to 100km/h (supposed to be, plenty of blokes have been caught tampering with the limiters since the accident at menangle last year) and cars are 110km/h.
Also once the Holbrook Bypass is complete, it is dual carriageway the whole distance between Sydney and Melbourne, so over 800km of overtaking area, also the hills which slow down truck considerably when they have a fair bit of weight.
"According to the trucking industry and the government, the advantage of B-triple trucks... is they carry more goods than standard semi-trailers or B-doubles."
Get out of town!
It must be a good idea if drivers get an extra 2 bucks an hour.
Haha had a laugh at that as well. Good research journo!
What I meant was the difference between the licence classes pay wise is too small imho, although I should also point out that I am a b-double driver.
I gathered you had a conflict of interest.
What effect would this if any on truck drivers employment wise? Would'nt having more B Triples on the road mean less drivers are required? What's been the union's response to the proposal?
Hey, as a side issue being a truck driver and a b-double driver at that, do you utilise piss jugs as a time saver from having to pull up, stop your truck and start it up again?
The amount of freight is increasing, so I don't think too many drivers will be out of a job. The problem we have at the moment is not enough drivers. Not too sure what TWU has said about it. Not a member at the moment (will more than likely join soon though as the yard I work at is very unionised)
Have been tempted to, but never actually done it.
I know of linehaul drivers that do though.
Do you pull heaps of hot chicks at truck stops
In WA they're referred to as road trains and the limits on trailers is relative to traffic congestion and there is no way a triple is allowed anywhere near Perth anymore. ... perhaps Barry should ask Colin if there's a reason they stopped using road trains near the metropolitan area....
Hmm, maybe I should go for my HC license this year then (currently got an unrestricted HR license, though not using it in my current work).
Wonder if any of the roadworks at Holbrook include barriers rated to withstand the impact of a B-Triple travelling at 100 km/hr.
Triples won't be used until all the roadworks are finished.
I would suggest indicative of a poor rail system.
Disaster waiting to happen! B Doubles alone should be driving under curfew on metro roads. They are a menace. In fact, I hate all trucks. Move all freight to rail and get the trucks off the road. They cause chaos and major traffic snarls on the road.
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