Unanderra trucking firm to face court

Unanderra trucking company McCabe Transport will have 235 fatigue-related charges heard in a Sydney court, following a successful court application to have the case moved.

On Tuesday morning a legal representative for McCabe Transport made an application for the matter to be heard in Downing Centre Local Court, citing the wealth of media coverage the case has received in the Illawarra.

The application was not opposed by the Roads and Maritime Services and was granted by registrar Nicole Hoffman.

The 235 charges relate to four McCabe Transport drivers who allegedly failed to record work time in October, November, and December 2011.

Allegations of drivers working 23-hour days, shooting up heroin before getting behind the wheel and operating defect-riddled trucks emerged last month after the Unanderra trucking company was charged.

The allegations were made by a number of former employees of the trucking company, who asked to remain anonymous.

The matter will next appear in Downing Centre Local Court on April 8.