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your story about the closure of every cafe available to trucks on the road between Bangor and Chester (CM 15-21 August) shows the sort of problems drivers have all over the country.
Truckstops seem to have been getting fewer and fewer over the years, just as the rules enforcing breaks become stricter. 'Rough rules on breaks are important and nobody wants to do anything that is unsafe, but if they close all the truckstops what are we supposed to ?
It's hard enough planning routes as it is, taking into account the tacho rules, delivery schedules and the economics of keeping rates as low as they have to be to get business. If all the truckstops shut as wrell, what are we supposed to do ? Ws the same with so many things in the industry. The authorities set very high standards for us to keep up to and then make it
impossible for most drivers to stay within the law. All most of us want is a fair crack of the whip.