30 Jul 2018

Brake failures latest in truck safety problems

From Morning Report, 7:14 am on 30 July 2018

An investigation into truck safety problems has revealed the brakes failed on a trailer that came loose on a highway. It's also now looking into whether certifers have been signing off towing connections by looking at photos instead of checking in person. The Transport Agency's expertise in this area was partly stripped out in a restructure four years ago - now it is trying to get back to those levels. Phil Pennington has been investigating, and joins us with the details.