The NHVR has accepted an enforceable undertaking (EU) from Qube Ports Pty Ltd (Qube) that will see $137,000 put towards risk awareness education and other safety initiatives.
The EU stems from an allegation by Transport for NSW that on 19 November 2019 Qube failed to comply with the mass requirements as required by s 96(1)(c) of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).
NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said the EU was an appropriate alternative to prosecution in the circumstances.
“All serious overmass offences present a risk to safety and infrastructure, however there was no evidence of systematic non-compliance with the HVNL,” Mr Petroccitto said.
“The value of the EU is significantly in excess of any penalty a court would impose and will support safety improvements to the local heavy vehicle industry and broader supply chain.
“Proper education and training around overmass vehicles lessens the impact on infrastructure and make our roads safer for everyone.
“While, these offences are always concerning we have been able to achieve a positive outcome here that will benefit all parties.”