The Roads and Maritime Services in New South Wales is making its intentions very clear here. The video has been produced to show the NSW government is taking a hard line against the trucking industry. Yet again, trucking is identified as the bad guys, with the white hatted RMS riding in to save the day.
The trucking industry needs to question the efficacy of such an approach in improving trucking safety and making conditions out on the highway better. There is a need to fight stats with stats. When statistics are quoted by the RMS, it is always a list of the number of roadside checks and interceptions, not improved safety outcomes.