Failed safety inspection ends in charges for Brampton trucking company and driver


Published March 17, 2023 at 11:00 am

Yet another Brampton trucking company is facing charges after police say a trucker was driving with no permit and a defective vehicle.

The Wellington County OPP says officers were monitoring traffic on Monday afternoon (March 13) around 2:45 p.m. on Concession Rd. 7 in Puslinch, some 20 kilometres south of Guelph.

Police say the officers were doing an inspection on a red commercial motor vehicle and found the vehicle had improper tires, a “major defect” in the vehicle or trailer,” and the driver had no valid permit.

A 51-year-old driver and a trucking company from Brampton are now facing a handful of charges under the Highway Traffic Act including:

  • Drive Commercial Motor Vehicle with a Major Defect in it or in Drawn Trailer
  • Improper Tires – Commercial Motor Vehicle
  • Drive Motor Vehicle – No Currently Validated Permit
  • Overweight on Tires

Police did not disclose the name of the driver or the company.

The OPP has been cracking down on commercial motor vehicles and trucking companies skirting the law recently, including laying half a dozen charges against a Brampton trucker and a company out of Port Elgin last month after police received complaints about an alleged suspended driver.

And back in January, a trucker from Brampton racked up dozens of charges over two traffic stops in just a few hours.

Police say the driver was charged with four offences after a traffic stop on Hwy 11 near Val Cote, some 600 kilometres east of Thunder Bay. But just seven hours later, police say they received a complaint about the same driver again.

In total, police laid 24 charges against the driver including careless driving, failing to maintain a daily log, failing to surrender an inspection schedule, and failing to take 10 hours off in a day.

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