RMS rejects challenge to crackdown comments


With the latest NSW trucking crackdown initiative, Operation Discovery, in full swing, no light can presently be shed on the upshot of the first two. <br /><br /> What is clear is that the State’s Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will not resile on its statements relating to action involving trucks belonging to Lennons Transport Services and Scott’s Transport Industries, operations Marshall and Overland respectively.

By Rob McKay | March 27, 2012

With the latest NSW trucking crackdown initiative, Operation Discovery, in full swing, no light can presently be shed on the upshot of the first two.

What is clear is that the State’s Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) will not resile on its statements relating to action involving trucks belonging to Lennons Transport Services and Scott’s Transport Industries, operations Marshall and Overland respectively.

"Roads and Maritime Services stands by all information released about the results of the operations," an RMS spokesman says.

Both companies have challenged news reports based on statements following the joint NSW Police and RMS operations.

And RMS is not in a position to say if or when or how many
sanctions resulting from the two operations will occur.

"The findings of Operation Marshall and Operation Overland are still under investigation and evidence is being assessed," an RMS spokesman says.

"Action will be taken as soon as appropriate.

Neither is the effect of the crackdown on truck-driver behaviour in the state clear.

"It is too early to carry out an analysis of the effect of the joint operations on general heavy vehicle compliance," the spokesman says.

The crackdown now numbers four named operations tackling the industry either directly - Marshall, Overland and now Discovery - or in part – Northern Route One.

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