20 Apr 2019

VTNZ says suspended truck inspector an isolated case

10:25 am on 20 April 2019

The country's biggest vehicle inspection company, VTNZ, is assuring the public there are no widespread failings in its testing of heavy vehicles.

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VTNZ says there is no systemic problem with inspections, after 12 allegations have been laid against one manager. Photo: VTNZ

The Transport Agency has [suspended Warwick Shelley, the manager of the VTNZ branches in Thames and Whitianga.

It has accused him of trying to delete failed inspections from the inspection database.

Mr Shelley has been accused of 12 allegations of poor inspections of trucks.

VTNZ has said a new overseer will be put in place to run both sites and oversee the rechecks.

The company's country manager, Greg O'Connor, said there are no systemic problems in VTNZ.

"We're committed to putting any issues right - using what we learn.

"We continually use what we learn out of these situations, to improve our systems processes and our understanding of the communication with the agency as well."

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