Million dollar fine for Scott's Transport speeding offences
MT GAMBIER trucking company Scott's Transport and two senior staff have incurred record fines of $1.25m over speed limit tampering and speeding.
The New South Wales Local Court magistrate Geoffrey Bradd last week handed down the penalties for 165 separate offences in which Scott's trucks were found speeding between August 2010 and March, 2012.
Most of the offences occurred on the Hume Hwy, with one driver clocked at 142km/hr and another found to have no working speed limiter.
Magistrate Bradd imposed the hefty fines on the company, manager Peter Anderson and Ray Scott - the director of Scott's Group of Companies and son of late founder and trucking magnate Allan Scott.
A spokesman for the NSW Roads and Maritime Services said it was the highest total fine imposed by a court in that state since 'chain of responsibility' laws were introduced in 2005 to make company owners more accountable for the safety of their fleets.