Trucking company inspected following crash, NSW

Officers from the Joint Traffic Task Force today inspected a number of trucks belonging to an excavation company after a truck rolled in Richmond earlier this week, spilling waste onto the roadway, NSW Police say.

About 8am today (Wednesday 1 November 2017), officers from the Joint Traffic Task Force, conducted a compliance audit of three tipper trucks and trailers at the Penrith Heavy Vehicle Inspection Station.

During the inspections, four major defect and two minor defect notices were issued for a variety of defects including fuel leakages, hydraulic oil leaks, brake imbalances, loose bolts, exposed holes in tipper bodies, a cracked chassis, and inoperative lights.

The operation came in response to a crash on Monday (30 October 2017), when a B-double truck belonging to the company rolled on Lennox Street, Richmond, spilling a load of waste material onto the roadway, and causing significant traffic delays in the area.

Acting Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith of the state’s Traffic & Highway Patrol Command said Joint Traffic Task Force operations are run to ensure the safety of all road users.

“Given the number of trucks that are on our roads, hauling waste and other heavy loads, it is imperative for the safety of all road users that they are safe and compliant.

“The Joint Traffic Task Force will continue to respond to any major crash involving trucks or other large vehicles to ensure those fleets are being driven, serviced, and managed safely on our roads.

“Any heavy vehicle operator, owner, or company can expect that their entire fleet will be inspected if one of their trucks is involved in crash,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Smith said.

/Public Release.