LBCA 2016: Relationship between inspectors and trucking has improved

By: Brad Gardner, Photography by: Greg Bush

Road authority says relationship has improved “since the good old days”.

LBCA 2016: Relationship between inspectors and trucking has improved
All is well: RMS operations manager Peter McGlynn.


Dealings involving roadside inspectors and truck drivers have been heated at times, but as far as New South Wales is concerned relations are fine at the moment.

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) operations manager Peter McGlynn was part of this year’s Livestock and Bulk Carriers Association (LBCA) conference where he told attendees the department was generally happy with how inspectors and drivers were treating each other.

"I think overall the relationship’s OK. Most understand we are there to do a job," McGlynn told attendees.

"I think since the good old days it has vastly improved. We understand someone will get cranky if we have got to take enforcement action but we expect the behaviour doesn’t cross the line."

While telling the conference he expected drivers to act professionally when dealing with inspectors, McGlynn added that the onus was also on RMS staff when it came to their conduct.

"On the other side of the argument we expect the inspectors to be professional."

McGlynn told the conference the RMS had internal processes to deal with complaints from the industry about the performance or conduct of inspectors.


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