Truck driver fined $7000 for heavy load breaches
A TRUCKIE will be forced to cough up $7000 after he was caught carrying a load which did not comply with mass requirements outlined by the law.
Neville Ernest Greskie, 54, of Pinnacle, faced the Mackay Magistrates Court yesterday charged with four counts of failing to comply with mass requirements applying to heavy vehicles or components.
He pleaded guilty to all four charges.
Greskie's defence lawyer told the court his client had been under pressure to carry an illegal load for his employer.
The court was told Greskie has been before the court previously, charged twice with carrying illegal loads, for which former employers had footed the financial penalties.
His defence lawyer said previous charges could be explained by how often Greskie was on the road.