Police at the scene of the crash at Blaxland on May 22.
Police at the scene of the crash at Blaxland on May 22.

Police only found minor breaches in inspection

A TRANSPORT operator was issued with several minor breach notices after a crash in May.

No one was injured in the crash, in which a heavy vehicle with New South Wales registration collided into the rear of another heavy vehicle on May 22 on the Great Western Highway at Blaxland, however there were significant delays due to the damage sustained to both vehicles.

Because of the crash, New South Wales Police Force members inspected 12 trucks and trailers belonging to the transport operator, as well as 29 random breath tests and 26 random drug tests, at the Roads and Maritime Services Heavy Vehicle Inspection Station at Bathurst on June 18.

Police said offences detected included nine diary/record keeping offences, one minor load restraint breach, one minor fatigue breach and one positive oral fluid test for methamphetamine and cannabis.

Ten engine control module downloads were conducted, and all were found to be compliant.

Seven formal warnings and minor defect notices were also issued in relation to brakes, body/chassis, oil leaks and ancillary equipment.

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