Truck driver charged with 104 offences

Victorian driver inspected in NSW found with array of work diary and fatigue violations

Truck driver charged with 104 offences
NSW Highway Patrol and RMS inspectors made the discovery at a routine stop


A regional Victorian truck driver will appear at a NSW court charged with 104 offences relating to work diary breaches.

NSW Police notes that the driver was pulled over at a heavy vehicle inspection station on March 8, 2018, where South West Metropolitan Region Highway Patrol officers and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) inspectors discovered irregularities with his work diary. 

Police seized a further three work diaries, all with alleged inconsistencies.

NSW police recently completed another round of Operation Impact. Read more, here

A 38-year-old from Shepparton was charged on November 13 for the following violations:

• make false or misleading entry in work record (30 counts)

• driver not give information to record keeper as prescribed (one count - incorporating 61 offences)

• solo driver rest less that Basic Fatigue Management (BFM) (six counts)

• solo driver work more than BFM minimum time (four counts)

• deface or change a work diary record (two counts)

• driver possess more than one written work diary with unused pages (one count).

The driver has been summoned to appear in Campbelltown Local Court on January 29, 2019. 

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