Com­pli­ance raid fol­lows fa­tal Ber­rima crash

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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.

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