Police embarked on Operation Rolling Thunder, the largest heavy vehicle compliance operation in Australia recently.
During the operation more than 5000 heavy vehicles were stopped with more than 2000 defect notices issued. Police also found 26 drivers who tested positive for drugs.
The operation involved RMS in NSW, NSW Police as well as the Victorian, Queensland, ACT and South Australian Police forces.
The operation came after a horrific 2 day period between Monday 15 January and Tuesday 16 January where 5 people died in truck crashes in NSW.