Second operator raided this week

Risky driving behaviour has seen two depots targeted in NSW

Second operator raided this week
Police have targeted an operator over alleged poor driving.


New South Wales police have conducted a second raid for the week, targeting another heavy vehicle operator over alleged dangerous driving behaviour by a number of its vehicles.

Taking place yesterday morning, members of NSW police, highway command and the Roads and Maritime Services inspected 49 truck and trailers at depots in Arndell Park and Huntingwood.

Of the nearly 50 inspections, police say they found 16 minor defects related to "engine oil leaks, inoperable lights, missing rubbers on drive pedals, window tinting issues, bald tyres, non-retractable seat belts, and chassis rust."

One major defect notice was issued to a truck that was found to have "cracked windscreen, loose steering box arm affecting the steering, no reverse lights and defective brakes."

Another two major defects were handed out to two trucks that, after reading the engine control module downloads, failed to comply with speed restrictions.

When it came to infringement notices, nine were issued for work diary breaches. Two drivers were also charged with critical fatigue breaches and a false and misleading work diary entry.

Three minor load restraint issues were also identified.

Traffic and highway patrol command acting commander and assistant commissioner Michael Corboy says "those putting other road users at risk must be dealt with quickly."

"To identify a number of trucks with defects, non-compliant speed limiters, and subject of fatigue, presents significant risks to not only those particular companies, but also other road users.

"We will now work with this company to ensure their fleet, fatigue, and load practices are fully compliant to operate on NSW roads."

The raid follows an earlier operation by NSW police this week.



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