How to Minimise Demerit Points for Truck Drivers

 

Common Offences

In Victoria, some of the most common demerit points for truck drivers issued by Vic Roads can include:

 
  • Driving a fatigue-regulated heavy vehicle in contravention of maximum work requirement (critical risk offence)
  • Driving a fatigue-regulated heavy vehicle in contravention of minimum rest requirement (critical risk offence)
4 Demerit Points
  • Exceeding the speed limit by 10 km/h or more but less than 25 km/h
  • Driving a fatigue-regulated heavy vehicle while impaired by fatigue
  • Driving a fatigue-regulated heavy vehicle in contravention of maximum work requirement (severe risk offence)
  • Driving a fatigue-regulated heavy vehicle in contravention of minimum rest requirement (severe risk offence)
  • Driving contrary to a major defect notice
  • Careless driving^
3 Demerit Points

 

Minimising Demerit Points

As a truck driver it may not always be easy to keep on top of minor errors or breaches alongside the daily work tasks and requirements. 

By converting to an Electronic Work Diary we can guarantee you that all data and information is captured and stored correctly on your device, which can be easily transferred into a written work diary or for a small upgrade into a NHVR approved EWD. By making the transition over to an Electronic Work Diary you can eliminate the risk of fines or losing demerit points, through the free Q-Assist application you will never breach fatigue rules again. It's a guardian angel in your pocket. 

This not only saves you time, but it also ensures you that your hard-earned money is kept in your pocket and you will never have to pay for tiny slip ups or mistakes, thanks to the Q app. No one wants to lose demerit points or receive fines for accidental errors that can be easily made and more importantly avoided.


Electronic Work Diaries

Q by Quallogi's Assist and EWD apps will not only act as double checkers, but also warn you of any potential breaches or alerts so you can take your rest stops on time and avoid violations or driving while fatigued, ultimately minimising the loss of demerit points for truck drivers. 

Human error has always been costly when it comes to filling out work diaries, that’s why Q by Quallogi was designed to take the pressure off, giving you more time to focus on the job and less time to worry about recording errors. An accidental slip up could cost up to $6K or 4 demerit points, a small investment to a cost effective EWD can potentially save you thousands!

Download Q for free today!