KZN driver caught with 20-ton overweight truck, arrested

2017-04-28 11:01
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Durban – A KwaZulu-Natal truck driver has been arrested after his vehicle was found to be 20 tons overweight, the Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI) said on Friday.

A Zimbabwean national driving a Jaisher Logistics truck transporting "small brown stones" in a shipping container was stopped near KwaDukuza on Freedom Day, RTI spokesperson Zinhle Mngomezulu said.

He could not produce documents describing the cargo and its use. The truck had the capacity to carry a gross load of 56 000kg, but weighed approximately 72 280kg, a full 20 280kg overweight.

This posed a threat to the vehicle, the driver and other road users, and would damage the road.

"We will ensure the owner of the truck is put right in terms of [the] law," she said.

She warned that the RTI was keeping a vigilant eye on the roads during the long weekend.

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