Compliance raid follows fatal Berrima crash
The New South Wales Joint Tra c Taskforce personnel have concluded a trucking company compliance inspection following a fatal truck collision with a ute near Berrima at the weekend.
The truck, bearing Kitco livery, ran through the Hume Freeway median strip before hitting the ute and Kitco has been named as the raided rm in media reports. NSW Police would not con rm that but says 21 trucks and trailers were inspected. Speed limiter and drug and alcohol tests were negative, however: • One vehicle was issued a major defect notice and grounded due to a steering issue • Notices were issued for minor defects including oil leaks, inoperative lights, and worn tyres • One driver was issued a eld court attendance notice for work diary o ences • Storage, handling, and fatigue management records “found to be an issue”.
The 63-year-old driver of the B-double underwent mandatory tests.
He was later charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, drive manner dangerous, and negligent driving occasioning death, and faced the Goulburn Local Court.