Adjust schedules to cope with Easter, ATA urges


The Australian Trucking Association calls on drivers to slow down and take rest breaks on the roads this Easter

April 5, 2012

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) is calling on drivers to slow down and take rest breaks on the roads this Easter.

ATA CEO Stuart St Clair says truck drivers and companies need to allow more time in their schedules and prepare for busier roads over the next few days.

"Truck drivers need to remember there will be more cars on the road – as well as motorists driving longer distances than normal, or towing a caravan or boat on a once-a-year trip," St Clair says.

"Trucking businesses and drivers need to allow more time in their schedules for the holiday traffic.

"We all know there will be delays, so factor them in so you don’t need to make up time.

"In addition, there will be motorists on the road who are not used to driving long distances, or are nervously towing a caravan or boat for the first time in months.

"Hang back, give them space and share the road safely, so we all get home safely this Easter."

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