Hunt is on for remaining Lennons trucks


Police and NSW road authorities work with interstate colleagues as hunt continues for remaining Lennons Transport trucks

Hunt is on for remaining Lennons trucks
Hunt is on for remaining Lennons trucks

February 23, 2012

The hunt is on for the remaining Lennons Transport trucks as part of a crackdown on the company over last month’s triple-fatal crash near Sydney.

NSW Police says it is working with the Roads and Maritime Services and interstate authorities to locate the remaining four of the company’s fleet of more than 30 trucks still on the road.

Officers have already blitzed Lennons’ Enfield headquarters and discovered cases of alleged tampering with speed limiters and falsified work diary entries.
Inspectors have also pulled over vehicles spotted on the road, while some rigs have been found abandoned.

Overnight, officers located an unattended truck parked beside the Hume Highway at Casula.

"It will be alleged a mobile phone found inside the cab contained a message instructing the driver not to return to base," NSW Police says.

Police and RMS officers intercepted two trucks on the Hume Highway in the Southern Highlands today – one after it failed to stop at a heavy vehicle checking station. Another truck was found at a Wetherill Park premises.

All vehicles will be examined by RMS inspectors.

Safety checks were carried out on all trucks at Lennons’ headquarters yesterday as part of Operation Marshall, which was launched after the fatal crash.

Two trucks were also stopped at Marulan and Albury, while a third was discovered abandoned by Victoria Police. The driver’s work diary was found in a nearby bin.

A 33-year-old Lennons driver was charged this week with three counts of dangerous driving occasioning death. Police allege his B-double crossed an embankment and hit a car head-on, killing the three occupants.

Lennons’ business practices will also come under the microscope as part of a broader chain of responsibility investigation by the RMS.

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