Police on the hunt for 63 trucks

POLICE and road safety authorities intercepted dozens of trucks last week as part of a joint-operation targeting speed limiter breaches in some sectors of the trucking industry.

The NSW Police Force Traffic and Highway Patrol Command (THPC) and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) formed Operation Explorer to investigate a number of trucking fleets after their trucks were caught speeding in recent months.

Heavy vehicles were caught speeding in separate incidents across NSW on the Hume, the Newell Hwy, the Pacific Hwy and on Sydney motorways. Now police will examine speed limiters to see evidence of any tampering.

Police and RMS are continuing investigations into illegal safety breaches within the companies of the heavy vehicles. The joint heavy vehicle task force is now tracking down 63 trucks owned by seven companies and a number of sole operators. The trucks will inspected for mechanical and log book safety breaches.

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