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.