Scotts targetted by NSW police

NEW South Wales highway patrol officers are trying to track down dozens of heavy vehicles belonging to a South Australian trucking company Scotts of Mt Gambier for suspected safety breaches.

Thirty-two trucks linked to the Mt Gambier-based transport firm have been identified for interception by specialist highway patrol units on NSW roads.

Police attached to Traffic and Highway Patrol Command and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) launched 'Operation Overland' after one of the company's B-doubles was detected travelling at 142km/h on the Hume Highway at Mittagong about 5am on Monday (5 March 2012).

Last night, South Australia Police and the RMS were supplied company records and commenced a comprehensive analysis of the trucks' movements through Point-to-Point and Safe-T-Cam systems.

As a result, 32 of the company's 322-strong fleet of heavy vehicles have so far been identified for interception and comprehensive mechanical inspection.

That number could rise as investigations continue.

Topics:  nsw police, road rules, scotts of mt gambier, speed, speeding truck, trucksafe

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