Truckie to front court after driving while disqualified
A TRUCK driver is heading to court after he was caught driving a heavy vehicle while on a disqualified licence.
Traffic Task Force police officers and Roads and Maritime Services heavy vehicle inspectors stopped the driver of an oversized load to stop at the Marulan Heavy Vehicle Inspection Station.
The driver, a 28-year-old man from Horningsea Park, complied however when asked for his licence and National Work Diary, he couldn't produce either, saying he'd left his work diary in another truck and didn't know where his licence was.
Police checks then revealed his licence was disqualified from May 24, 2019 to November 23, 2019 for a prior conviction of driving while suspended.
Police could not find his work diary and after an inspection of his load and trailer, the trailer was found to have bald tyres and a rear air bag had snapped off and broken away from the control arm of axle four.
The driver will appear at the Goulburn Local Court on charges of drive whilst disqualified - second or subsequent offence, not carry a work diary as required and driver class 1 or 3 heavy vehicle not keep relevant document.
The truck company was also issued penalty notices for the defects listed on the truck.
The truck had a yellow defect label attached to it and was grounded until repairs could be made on site.