Speeding driver puts trucking fleet under microscope

A B-double driver allegedly caught speeding has prompted authorities to audit his employer's entire fleet of trucks

July 23, 2012

A B-double driver allegedly caught 25km/h over the speed limit has prompted authorities to put his employer’s entire fleet of trucks under the microscope.

New South Wales Police alleges highway patrol officers detected the driver travelling at 125km/h on the Hume Highway at Mittagong about 1.25pm on July 20.

The 49-year-old driver received an infringement notice that carries a $521 fine and a loss of four demerit points. The truck was also issued a defect notice for having an inoperative speed limiter.

"This speeding incident will be examined and the fleet involved will be audited in terms of their compliance by the joint heavy vehicle taskforce," Superintendent Stuart Smith says.

The taskforce is made up of police and officers from the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).

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