NSW traffic and highway patrol command recently conducted a series of raids that revealed a range of defects, work diary breaches and infringements by a heavy vehicle operator in NSW.
Following a crash on Monday, 12 September, the operator has been under the spotlight with authorities conducting numerous raids, named Operation Avery.
The raid involved 93 trucks and trailers being inspected and 23 infringement notices being issued, 16 of which were for work diary fatigue offences.
Two vehicles had major defects, a cracked cradle belt on the chassis/suspension and worn tyres and brake systems.
Authorities also found 18 minor defects for mechanical, braking and oil & leak issues.
The company is said to be cooperating with the authorities however this should serve as a warning to operators about the importance of heavy vehicle compliance. Read more at https://www.ownerdriver.com.au/industry-news/1609/series-of-raids-target-trucking-operator-after-crash