Police fined the driver more than $4100 for various offences.
Police fined the driver more than $4100 for various offences.

Police fine speeding, unlicensed, unregistered truckie $4191

A CONCERNED citizen called police about a speeding heavy vehicle, but the driver has been fined  $4191 for much more than that after police discovered he was driving unlicensed and unregistered.

The truck driver was stopped by police at 10.10am on November 25, who had detected him driving at 114km/h north on the Pacific Highway at Warrell Creek.

Police allege the 48-year-old Queensland driver produced a HR licence which was not valid for the heavy vehicle combination he was driving.

When asked to produce his National Heavy Vehicle Work Diary he informed police he did not have one.

After conducting an inspection of the vehicle, police found no registration plates attached to either the prime mover or trailer. Both had traders' plates, but they were not correctly displayed, and both had expired registrations.

Police said due to the vehicle being used to carry a load (the bin on the trailer) the conditions of traders' plates on the prime mover were not met and the whole combination was considered as unregistered.

Police found many issues with the combination's trailer.
Police found many issues with the combination's trailer.

The entire combination was grounded pending rectification of several issues including the trailer's poor condition, issues with air brake hoses among other things.

  • The driver was issued with the following infringements;
  • Unlicensed for Class - Class HC - First Offence - $686 0 Points
  • Use Unregistered Class C Motor Vehicle on Road - $1449 0 Points
  • Use Unregistered trailer on Road - $686 0 Points.
  • Fail To Produce work diary for inspection - $674 0 Points
  • Class C Motor Vehicle Exceed Speed - Under 10 kph - $360 1 Point
  • Use Heavy vehicle with defective brakes - $336 3 Points

The company will be issued with infringements for Employing Unlicensed for Class, Permitting Use of Unregistered Vehicles.

The driver and company will be issued with a Future Court Notices for Severe Load Breach relating to the securing of the load to the trailer.

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