Another illegal trucking business shut down as two more cleared out of Caledon
Published November 6, 2023 at 1:07 pm
Caledon is continuing its crackdown on illegal trucking outfits with an injunction against one operator as two others have been cleared out of town.
The town has been taking action against what one former council member said are hundreds of illegal trucking companies operating in Caledon, forming a Trucking Task Force in 2020 and stepping up inspections.
Several outfits have been shut down over the last few years, and the town says it has added one more illegal operation to the list with a Superior Court Injunction against 2721146 Ontario Inc. – a company working out of a Mayfield Road location.
“The order prohibits 2721146 Ontario Inc. from continuing their illegal use of land and orders they remove offending vehicles and restore the property by an agreed upon date,” the town said in a release.
Two other illegal operations – 6086 Mayfield Inc. and 2652876 Ontario Inc. – were also shuttered earlier this year for violating Caledon’s zoning and fill bylaws, and the town now says “all trucks have been removed from their property as ordered.”
Clearing the trucks from both properties are positive steps toward ending “significant illegal transportation depots along the Mayfield West corridor,” the town says.
“This is a great example of staff, residents and businesses working collaboratively to achieve a common goal,” Caledon Mayor Annette Groves said in a statement. “Thanks to resident reports, the support of Council and the concerted action of our Illegal Trucking Task Force, we are bringing more trucking operators into compliance, saving tax dollars and freeing up the courts.”
In July 2021, some 300 locations across Caledon were inspected and approximately 180 properties had at least one tractor-trailer or commercial vehicle parked or stored.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising