In­ac­cu­rate weigh­bridge?

Owner Driver - - Your Say -

An in­ter­est­ing email was seen last month. An op­er­a­tor of a B-dou­ble out­bound at Ip­swich Road, Gailes, near Bris­bane re­ceived the email show­ing the A-tri came in at bet­ter than 23 tonnes. All other pa­ram­e­ters; gross in­cluded, were well un­der lim­its.

A dis­cus­sion with a Depart­ment of Trans­port and Main Roads of­fi­cer main­tained that the ac­cu­racy of such equip­ment does not al­low pros­e­cu­tion. He ad­vised that it has been in place at nu­mer­ous sites for many years and is used to give an in­di­ca­tion as to where the depart­ment should fo­cus at­ten­tion.

How­ever, ei­ther the sen­der of the email is bluff­ing or my in­for­mant is not as up to date as I would hope. I sus­pect the lat­ter and I am def­i­nitely not cast­ing doubt

on the in­tegrity of my in­for­mant. Watch this space and in the mean­time be aware.

Ken Wilkie

Been­leigh, Qld

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