So far there have been over 300 truck drivers in Western Australia who have had their licenses suspended following claims that they weren’t assessed properly.
The WA Department of Transport and Corruption and Crime Commission have discovered “irregularities” in the how the heavy vehicle practical driving assessment provider conducted assessments.
A spokesperson for the department said some people who were issued licenses may not have met requirements. The union said it was lucky no one has been killed given that 326 drivers are “unlikely to have passed” an assessment. These had there licenses suspended.
The department spokesperson refused to say whether the drivers who had their licenses suspended had failed or were not assessed at all.
Drivers have an opportunity to complete a free assessment with the department if they want to regain their license.