Police in NSW have issued 8 defect notices to a trucking company in Sydney’s West after one of the company’s trucks was involved in a crash that killed 2 people.
NSW Police raided the company’s premises and examined 14 trucks after obtaining a search warrant for the company’s Kemps Creek depot.
Authorities found 2 trucks had major mechanical and brake issues, fuel leaks and multiple minor defects.
A number of trucks were also taken to an RMS facility for further examination.
The police also examined driver log books and found the company had poor fatigue management practices.
A chain of responsibility investigation is underway.
As Traffic & Highway Patrol Command’s acting assistant commissioner David Driver highlights, operators must be aware of their responsibilities and ensure safe practices at all times.