Operation Sirius targets NSW operator after crashes

NSW police target a trucking company after their trucks were involved in a number of serious crashes.
NSW police target a trucking company after their trucks were involved in a number of serious crashes.

NEW South Wales police have targeted a truck company today after a number of its vehicles were allegedly involved in several crashes.

Officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command conducted the compliance operation, supported by inspectors from the Roads and Maritime Services.

They inspected 45 trucks and trailers, issuing 21 defect notices and 18 traffic infringement notices as part of Operation Sirius.

Police say two drivers were issued with field court attendance notices for fatigue breaches and three of the defect notices resulted in a major grounding of two trucks and trailer.


NSW police target a trucking company after their trucks were involved in a number of serious crashes.
NSW police target a trucking company after their trucks were involved in a number of serious crashes.

One truck was found to be speed non-compliant.

Acting Commander of the State's Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, said the responsibility to manage fatigue and to have all vehicles compliant and safe to operate lies with heavy vehicle owners, operators and drivers.

"We will work with the Roads and Maritime Service to ensure the industry is meeting the safety standards expected of all operators," Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.

Acting General Manager of Compliance Paul Hayes said vehicles operating with defective brakes or with seatbelts not properly secured poses a severe road safety risk to the driver and other road users.

"Roads and Maritime message is clear, drivers and operators must ensure that their vehicles are safe to use and are regularly serviced and maintained," Mr Hayes said.

"Heavy vehicles found with such serious safety faults will be removed from NSW roads until repairs are carried out and are reinspected for the safety of all road users."

Big Rigs

Topics:  defects fatigue breach heavy vehicle compliance police operation traffic infringement

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Walk-in mine a gem

UP FOR AWARD: The Miners Heritage Walk-In Mine tour.

The Miners Heritage Walk-In Mine is competing for a tourism award

New store opened in Clermont

KENNEDY & GRACE: Store owner Chloe Hodgkinson with her children in the new shop in Clermont.

Clermont is home to the newly re-opened Kennedy & Grace.

Girls night out in memory of Kim-Marie Brown

SUPPORT: Grace Ferguson with her parents Kyle and Kim, at the day for diabetes held in Dingo at the weekend.
Photo Meghan Kidd / CQ News

Girls Night Out in memory of Kim-Marie Brown.

Local Partners

Plenty of things to do in the region in the coming week

From dance productions to bargain hunting - here's plenty to do in the region in this week and next

Barry Gibb is coming to Bluesfest 2017

FANS: Barry Gibb talks to a fan next to a cardboard cutout of his young self.

Aged 70, Gibb has re-launched his solo music career with a new album

Peter Pan comes to Emerald

Peter Pan comes to the Central Highlands.

Peter Pan flies in to the Central Highlands this month

A little mystery adds fun to this event

SOIREE: Executive committee member, Rach McDowall.

Enjoy a mysterious night out at the Shed Soiree.

Top floor teams take out The Block's terrace week

Kim and Chris pictured on their winning outdoor terrace in a scene from The Block.

RIVALS Kim and Chris and Julia and Sasha tie in final week of work.

Bob Dylan slammed as 'arrogant' for Nobel silence

Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan.

Singer the controversial winner of literature Nobel

Shannen Doherty reveals fear of dying in post on chemo

Actor Shannen Doherty shared this image of her lying in a hospital bed after a chemotherapy session.

Actor has been fighting cancer since 2015

Eddie Redmayne's stage fright on latest Harry Potter film

Actor Eddie Redmayne stars in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Actor felt like kid again when he got to film with a wand

Salma Hayek: 'Trump planted story because I turned him down'

Actor Salma Hayek is the latest woman who says U.S presidential nominee Donald Trump acted inappropriately.

Salma Hayek latest woman to accuse Trump of misconduct

Leonardo DiCaprio nearly drowned while filming

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio

Oscar winner almost drowned in Galapagos

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

New $200 million development will create 580 jobs

Cassie And Josh with baby Alfie and daughter Andee. They have bought at new Lennox Head development Epiq.

Majority of new positions will be given to Northern Rivers locals

Cherrabah's mega resort plans axed

PLANS for a massive development at Cherrabah have been scrapped.

What our mayor thinks of the new draft SEQPlan

The plan to use the innovative technology as part of the new Maroochydore CBD was cemented on site today when Mayor Mark Jamieson and Envac Asia Region president Chun Yong Ha formally signed the contract for the $20 million underground waste collection system.

New plan accommodates Sunshine Coast Council's vision for growth.

Dusit Thani finance crisis 'just a small hiccup'

ON TRACK: Springfield Land Chairman, Maha Sinnathamby, Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale, Developer Richard Turner and Springfield Land Deputy Chairman, Bob Sharpless, at the recent resort sod turning ceremony.

Property developer says project remains firmly on track