T20+ trucks is­sued in­fringe­ment no­tices in North

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We have booked more than 20 driv­ers this year dur­ing our on­go­ing en­force­ment op­er­a­tions in var­i­ous ar­eas both dur­ing day and night

Al­fred Wil­iame

Lands Trans­port Au­thor­ity (LTA) North­ern re­gional man­ager

More than 20 truck driv­ers in the North have been is­sued in­fringe­ment no­tices for over­load­ing this year. Land Trans­port Au­thor­ity (LTA) North­ern re­gional man­ager Al­fred Wil­iame said of­fend­ers were log­ging truck driv­ers from Labasa and cargo truck driv­ers de­liv­er­ing goods from Viti Levu.

“In ex­cess of one tonne there is a fine of $1000,” Mr Wil­iame said.

“So if a driver car­ries ex­cess of five tonne load, then he will be fined for $5000. “We have booked more than 20 driv­ers this year dur­ing our on­go­ing en­force­ment op­er­a­tions in var­i­ous ar­eas both dur­ing day and night.

“Af­ter an in­ten­sive op­er­a­tion dur­ing the first half of this year we have no­ticed at­ti­tudes of truck driv­ers changed. “Some peo­ple com­plained that log­ging truck driv­ers trav­elled through Labasa Town dur­ing the night. We have looked into this and our en­force­ment of­fi­cers are con­tin­u­ing with their op­er­a­tions. Def­i­nitely, if a driver is caught over­load­ing he will not be spared. “With re­gards to the sug­ar­cane lorry driv­ers, we are in dis­cus­sion with the Fiji Sugar Cor­po­ra­tion to see how best we can work to­gether to mon­i­tor over­load­ing.”

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