The police removed license plates during truck controls on the Tauern motorway near Kuchl (Tennengau) and banned 36 ads. A truck driver secured his load, 18 tons of wood, with six partially torn lashing straps.
Four police officers and four technical experts from the state’s inspection center were involved in the checks. 17 vehicles were checked more closely. Five trucks showed no defects. Of the remaining vehicles, seven were not safe and five were partially safe. The most serious defects were in the tires and brakes.
Officials found nine defects in one truck
In one of the controlled trucks, the police noticed a massive loss of oil in the steering. The floor frame and the front wall of the vehicle were torn.
The Salzburg customs office immediately checked the load, it was 18 tons of oak boards. The truck driver secured the load, which weighed tons, with six lashing straps, which, according to the police, were too few. In addition, all belts were not tensioned enough and three out of six goods were torn. Due to the insufficient load securing, the driver is no longer allowed to drive. The police reported the driver to a total of nine defects in the vehicle.
During a check in Flachau (Pongau), officials pulled a 35-year-old truck driver from traffic because he had not kept his rest times.