Road Freight NSW calls for even load distribution to ensure road safety

NSW trucking operators’ peak body, Road Freight NSW is calling on trucking industry customers and agents overseas to pack all import containers so the weight of the content is evenly distributed within the container.

“This is a critical issue to ensure road safety and for operators to avoid hefty and unnecessary fines,” said RFNSW General Manager, Simon O’Hara.

“It is the responsibility of everyone to make sure that these requirements are met. Making sure that load are distributed evenly within containers, and subsequently on the road means that everyone is safer and more efficient.”

Evenly distributing the content of a container ensures that the weight of the container is evenly distributed across the road transport axle groupings.

Sydney Ports and the Road Maritime Services (RMS) will investigate axle weight breaches and have advised the road transport industry that heavy fines will be issued if the correct procedures are not followed.

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