Compliance and enforcement activities are key factors in ensuring effective and safe management of heavy vehicles on the road network.
Transport inspectors are authorised by law to intercept and inspect vehicles in WA. This mainly involves vehicles engaged in the carriage of goods for hire and reward or in connection with a trade or business.
For more information on heavy vehicle inspections, please view the "What can I expect during a heavy vehicle inspection" brochure.
The main task is checking compliance with mass and dimension limits, and ensuring that high productivity and oversize vehicles are operating in accordance with the conditions set down under Main Roads' permits, notices and accreditation.
Other tasks include inspecting vehicles for roadworthiness, load security, driver and vehicle licensing conditions, and under an arrangement with the Department of Mines and Petroleum, ensuring compliance for the movement of dangerous goods.
Transport inspectors also perform the important role of educating and working with the transport industry and other agencies and stakeholders to improve compliance standards.