Operation Convoy targets Newell Highway traffic

NSW Police and TfNSW joint action stops nearly 300 trucks

Operation Convoy targets Newell Highway traffic
NSW Police image from the operation

New South Wales has seen another Operation Convoy enforcing heavy vehicle compliance.

Between August 2 and 5, Police attached to North West Highway Patrol along with Transport NSW heavy vehicle inspectors held the blitz on the Newell Highway, Moree.

The operation focused on compliance with fatigue management, driver impairment and compliance with vehicle standards as well as compliance with the public health order, NSW police noted.

An earlier iteration of Operation Convoy, here

During the operation, 295 heavy vehicles were intercepted with more than 200 offences detected and infringement notices issued for:

  • 7 speeding
  • 47 fatigue breaches
  • 9 vehicle standards offences
  • 5 load breaches
  • 4 dimension breaches
  • 101 diary offences
  • 22 other offences.

Of those, four charges were laid for critical fatigue breaches.

Further, 15 defect notices were issued with two heavy vehicles grounded.

Numerous cautions were also issued.

Though no further comment is offered on the outcome of the results, NSW Police does note it observed no Covid-19 breaches.

"Pleasingly, no Public Health Order offences were detected with all drivers intercepted found to be complying with the Order," it says.

Operation Convoy will continue in other locations across the state.

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