Weights and loads check in Cootamundra-Gundagi region
COOTAMUNDRA-GUNDAGAI Regional Council is advising truckies that the South East Weight of Loads Group (SEWOLG) will be in its patch during the first week of July monitoring heavy vehicles and ensuring they are compliant when operating on local roads.
SEWOLG is the South Eastern division of the local government based Weight of Loads Groups that operate in New South Wales. Sixty councils are members of these Groups which are located in rural and coastal areas of the state.
SEWOLG liaise with operators to assist with legislative compliance and work in conjunction with the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA).
The group patrols state, regional and local roads in the participating council areas to conduct random mass checks on heavy vehicles to ensure they operate within legislated mass limits.
Acting General Manager Mr Phil McMurray said the group were a vital part of ensuring compliance and regulations are adhered to within the region.
"The South East Weight of Loads Group mantra is education before enforcement and they wanted the community to know that they are going to be in the area to that effect,” Mr McMurray added.
For more information heavy vehicle operators can visit https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/business-industry/partners-suppliers/lgr/other-information/heavy-vehicles/weight-of-loads-groups.html or contact Mark Ellis or Matt Stubbs at CGRC on 1300 459 689.