27 Aug 2018

Truck-trailer design problems hidden - OIA documents

From Morning Report, 8:22 am on 27 August 2018

Documents say a heavy vehicle engineer kept quiet about deficiencies in his design for two years until a trailer snapped off a truck, exposing the problem. A safety alert went out about the engineer, Dick Joyce of Wellington, earlier this month, adding to widespread disruption in the transport industry. But Mr Joyce says it's a 'witch hunt' and he's never knowingly endangered the public.