Wednesday October 24, 2012
Firm denies overloading tipper lorry by 21,000kg of red soil
KAJANG: A transport company claimed trial in a magistrate's court here to overloading one of its lorries by nearly 21,000kg over the allowed limit.
Yap Theng dan Anak Sdn Bhd were charged with having a tipper lorry that was carrying 39,390kg of red soil, which exceeded the vehicle's loading limit of 18,390kg.
The lorry driven by Reone Liput was overloaded by 87.6%.
The alleged offence under Section 57(1)(b)(vi) of the Land Public Transport Act occurred at the Semenyih Road Transport Department enforcement station on Sep 11.
The offence is punishable by a fine of up to RM500,000.
Yap Theng was the only operator among five cases that sent a representative to the court yesterday.
Magistrate Aina Az-Zahra ordered arrest warrants to be issued to the companies that failed to make an appearance before the court.
She fixed Nov 27 for next mention of Yap Theng's case.
In the same court, a tour bus operator was fined RM4,000 for failing to have a passenger name list and a tour schedule.
Akar Teguh Travel Sdn Bhd pleaded guilty to failing to have the documents on board a tour bus driven by Jaafar Othman, 33, at the express bus platform in Kajang bus station on Nov 4 last year.
Both companies were unrepresented, while prosecuting officer from the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) Nor Shahkierra Abd Manan prosecuted.