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“Significant safety risk”: Police investigate Ron Finemore B-double, as company management meets

November 8, 2022

The rims at a Moree petrol station on Saturday. Taken from viral video.

By Peter Holmes

Management at Ron Finemore Transport were in a meeting at 8:30am on Tuesday when The Orange News Examiner called.

It’s safe to assume the main - and perhaps only - item on the agenda was managing the fallout from a viral social media video featuring one of the company’s trucks and drivers.

Moree Highway Patrol are seeking witnesses after launching an investigation into why a Finemore truck was filmed at a petrol station in Moree on Saturday with three exposed tyre rims.

And they are urging the person who filmed the original video of the truck to come forward.

Police said that at an unknown time on Saturday (November 5, 2022) a B-Double stopped at the Puma Service Station on the Newell Highway, Moree, “after travelling a considerable distance with a number of shredded tyres”.

They said, “the rims on the vehicle caused damage to the roadway as well as posing a significant safety risk to other road users”.

“This is certainly something we don't see everyday, and we want to stop it from happening again.”

Police asked anybody who witnessed the vehicle travelling on the Newell Highway Moree at any stage on Saturday, or had dashcam footage, to make contact via Moree Highway Patrol 6757 0799, Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or

“Police are aware of the company involved and the driver’s identity. This investigation is in relation to any possible offences committed in relation to the use of this vehicle on the road; we are not seeking the identity of who filmed the video for any other purpose other than to assist with the aforementioned investigation. There is no inference that the person who videoed this incident had committed any offence.”

Ron Finemore Transport released a statement: “We are aware of the incident involving … our truck and driver over the weekend. We are disappointed and have commenced a full investigation over the weekend and today to try and identify what happened and why, including interviewing the driver and fully reviewing the maintenance history of the equipment.

“The company has strong values around safety and effectively managing risk. We are disappointed that the incident has occurred and thankful that we are not aware of any injuries as a result.”

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