A recent story related to AFM concerned a driver under BFM that arrived at his destination at the limit of his work time. Upon arrival he entered his work time as finishing at his arrival time. However, the truck still needed to be unloaded and re-loaded for the return journey. He finally went to bed 3 hours after he arrived.
Four hours later he had to get up and begin his journey back. Again on arrival he had used up his 14 hours work time and declared himself finished in his log book at the arrival time but still had to unload and reload the truck. He was then told he had to do another trip after only getting another 4 hours sleep.
The driver declared himself unfit to drive because of lack of sleep and was subsequently sacked for not doing the job.
The driver approached unfair dismissal but was told he had no case because he had worked for this employer for less than 6 months. After that he had no other recourse. His log books showed that he had complied with all mandated work and rest times and he would have had to admit to falsifying his log book if he wanted to complain to the NHVR.
The moral is record your work and rest times as they actually happen and do not exceed them. You cannot get back lost hours of sleep or rest. If you are found to be making false entries in your log book you could be facing a $20,000 fine. If you have an accident with false entries you are going to be doing jail time. The job is not worth it and you need to find an employer that schedules realistically.
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