McCabe Transport owner pleads guilty to fatigue offences


RMS investigation into trucking firm culminates in successful court action against owner.

McCabe Transport owner pleads guilty to fatigue offences
Drivers working for McCabe Transport falsified their work diaries.

 

The director of McCabe Transport has pleaded guilty to 159 breaches of fatigue management laws following an investigation into the running of his company.

The Illawarra Mercury reports Anthony McCabe pleaded guilty yesterday in a Sydney court for offences committed in 2011 and 2012.

The charges relate to falsified work diaries, with the court hearing drivers doctored their records and worked well beyond their legally allowed time.

In one instance a driver only permitted to work 12 hours in a 24-hour period drove for 15.5 hours, the Illawarra Mercury says.

The Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) investigated the company and earlier this year laid 235 charges for fatigue management offences.

McCabe was in charge of scheduling drivers.

The drivers found to have breached fatigue laws avoided prosecution because they helped the RMS in its investigation, the ABC reports.

The magistrate in the case has not yet handed down a penalty to McCabe.

The RMS declined to comment until the court hearing was finished.

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