Truck Blitz Reveals Alarming Number of Defective Trucks

More than half of the trucks inspected during the recent Join Traffic Task Force Operation (involving NSW Police Traffic & Highway Patrol Command officers, Roads and Maritime (RMS) Inspectors and NSW Environment Protection Authority inspectors), were defective.

Of the 95 trucks, 34 infringement notices were issued and 54 defect notices, officers downloaded 28 electronic speed limiters and 5 were found to be non-compliant.

Authorities have vowed to continue with these operations until heavy vehicles are compliant and meet the necessary safety standards.

RMS Director of compliance Roger Weeks said all parties in the road transport supply chain must make every effort to prevent offences involving mass, load restraint, dimension, fatigue and speed. If they fail to do this, they face hefty fines.

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