Baiada Poultry distribution centres inspected in NSW


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Second wave of raids see trucks used by Steggles’ parent company under inspection

 

NSW traffic authorities and Roads and Maritime Services inspectors have targetted Steggles’ parent company Baiada Poultry in the wake of the fatal accident in Brookvale last month.

The new operation, which took place in three locations across the state, follows the successful inspection of Steggles’ Girraween business last week.

Targetting distribution centres in Tamworth, Griffith, and Newcastle, the latest operation took place yesterday morning and saw 135 heavy vehicles examined and a range of faults found.

According to their report, the authorities "issued 25 traffic infringement notices, found five non-compliant engine control modules, allowing speeds over the 100km/h limit, and issued 35 defect notices defective lights, tyres and brakes."

At the Tamworth location a man was arrested on an outstanding warrant and a vehicle was de-registered over an alleged major defect.

Commander of the state's Traffic and Highway Patrol assistant commissioner John Hartley says the raid is all part of the course.

"Operators, companies, and distributors should expect us to carry out these operations regularly and the community should expect that unsafe practices will be stopped and offending trucks taken off the roads," Hartley says.

The police investigation into the May 20 fatal incident in Brookvale is continuing, authorities say, and information is still being collected.

The corresponding raid on Steggles the following week allegedly found three major defects and 10 minor defects from the 23 heavy vehicle and 12 trailers examined.

Seven infringement notices were also handed out.

 

 

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