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Nov 22, 2016

NEW LIFE FOR OLD TRUCKS * Australia

* Sydney truck and dog concern


--- NSW RMS says this is an example of an old linehaul prime mover seeing a second life as a Sydney tipper... A higher risk trucking sector currently worrying NSW authorities is construction truck and dogs in the Sydney metropolitan area... This concern has been expressed by Brett Patterson, statewide operations manager with NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS)... Patterson referred to another source of vehicles which are a maintenance challenge: lots of line-haul prime movers which are coming off the highways... By the way these retired highway rigs have always been easy to spot because unlike most new tipper prime movers on urban work, the former long distance trucks have sleeper cabs... He says over the course of 22 operations, more than one third had non-compliant speed limiters; 6 per cent received a mass breach; 4 per cent had a major defect; and one quarter were issued with some type of offence... 
(Photo: NSW RMS targeting trucks involved in the Sydney construction boom) -- Sidney, NSW, Australia - Prime Mover, by Steve Skinner - 16 Nov 2016

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