Truckers under microscope again over speed limiters

Truckers under microscope again over speed limiters

Truckers under microscope again over speed limiters

Updated 22 July 2012, 10:34 AEST

New South Wales Police will examine a fleet of trucks after it found one with its speed-limiting device disabled in the state's southern highlands.

It is illegal for heavy trucks to travel faster than 100 kilometres an hour and they must have a device fitted to stop them from breaking that law.

In May, eight companies, including Scott's Transport and Lennon's, were charged with more than 1,000 offences relating to tampering with trucks and drivers' log books.

Last night police pulled over the driver of a B-double on the Hume Highway at Mittagong for speeding and they say a check of his truck revealed the speed limiter was not working.

Police say the 49-year-old driver was travelling at 125 kilometres an hour.

The driver has been charged and fined $500, and police say they will now examine his employer's entire fleet of trucks.

The truck company has not been named.