8 unsafe trucks pulled off the road by police during Mississauga, Brampton safety blitz

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Published June 1, 2023 at 9:37 am

(Photo: Peel Regional Police)

Eight unsafe trucks were pulled off the road and 37 charges were laid as Peel Regional Police Road Safety officers and the Ontario Transportation Ministry conducted a Commercial Vehicle Enforcement blitz yesterday (May 31) in Mississauga and Brampton.

Police say 38 tractor trailers and trucks of all sizes in total were checked during the day-long safety blitz, which is conducted by Peel police officers specially trained to carry out “level one” mechanical inspections that include checking under the vehicle for any safety issues.

All 38 drivers were also checked for alcohol, with all passing, police say.

Peel police operate several truck inspection safety blitzes throughout the year in Mississauga and Brampton in an effort to spread the safety message and penalize offenders.

In some cases, when necessary, cops take the trucks off the road.

Peel police who take part in the commercial vehicle safety blitzes are trained to identify mechanical and other issues with trucks that could pose a threat to the vehicle itself as well as other drivers on the road.

At last count, Peel police had a team of 12 to 14 Road Safety officers who are trained and certified to inspect trucks for safety issues.

Team members look for any issues with things such as steering, brakes and tires, the body and frame of the truck, suspensions, load security and they also do a visual inspection underneath.

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