Defective trucks caught out in targeted operation


WorkSafe Victoria is investigating 92 trucks that were seized during a safety-blitz in March

By Ruza Zivkusic | September 1, 2011

WorkSafe Victoria is investigating 92 trucks that were seized during a safety-blitz in March.

The five-day event, dubbed Operation Hazard, targeted five locations in Melbourne and checked vehicles for brake, steering and suspension defects.

Inspectors issued 198 vehicles with a defect notice, with 179 given major defect notices and 19 minor notices.

Some 23 percent of the vehicles had defects to their braking systems, followed by steering and suspension, lights and tyres.

Dandenong had the highest percentage of defects, with a defect notice issued to 94 percent of vehicles that were checked.

Another 93 penalty notices were issued during the blitz, with the main offence being incorrect load restraint.




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