Adelaide Trucking Boss asks for Lighter Sentence after Being Given Jail Term

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The Adelaide trucking boss jailed for manslaughter over a driver fatality has called for a reduction in his sentence, calling it too harsh.

The operator was jailed for seven and a half years for failing to repair the faulty brakes on a truck which led to the death of a driver in 2014.

He recently appealed against his sentence saying it was unfairly heavy and that it didn’t take his ill health into account.

The victim died when the truck he was driving crashed into a pole in Happy Valley after veering away from cars and frantically pumping the failed brakes.

The jailed operator was the sole director of the company and it was his responsibility to maintain the fleet.