Results released from compliance blitz on the Newell


Police attached to North West Highway Patrol along with Transport NSW Heavy Vehicle Inspectors intercepted 295 trucks on the Newell Highway, Moree, last week.

Operation Convoy from August 2-5 focused on compliance with fatigue management, driver impairment and compliance with vehicle standards, as well as compliance with the Public Health Order.

Over 200 offences were detected with infringement notices issued for the following:

  • 7 speeding
  • 47 fatigue breaches
  • 9 vehicle standards offences
  • 5 load breaches
  • 4 dimension breaches
  • 101 diary offences
  • and 22 other offences.

Four  charges were laid for critical fatigue breaches. A further 15 defect notices were issued with two heavy vehicles grounded. Numerous cautions were also issued.

“Pleasingly, no Public Health Order offences were detected with all drivers intercepted found to be complying with the Order,” said police in a Facebook summary.

Operation Convoy will continue in undisclosed locations across the state.

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  1. This is getting beyond a joke, being scrutinised for profit….yeah that sounds legit, and the industry wonders why there’s a driver shortage!

    Don’t have to be Einstein to figure that one out, it’s about time the TWU put their hands up to be counted, instead of pandering to their political agendas.

  2. Let see how many of these “offences “get thrown out when challenged in a court of law.
    Guaranteed we won’t see the true result.

  3. Perhaps if NSW police spent more time checking COVID compliance and less time writing infringements for “diary offences “ (eg. forget to sign page, forget to tick box, forget to add up hours)then it wouldn’t have been necessary to shut down a huge swathe of North West NSW because of a travelling COVID infection.
    These “diary offences “represented over 50% of the infringements written during this operation.

  4. Over 200 offences and 101 are “diary offences”(50%). Diary offences would be forgetting to tick a box, forgetting to sign a page, forgetting to total hours. Perhaps if NSW police spent more time on Covid compliance and less time on clerical errors in work diaries, a great swathe of North West NSW would not now be in a Covid lockdown.

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