Truck pulled over in Oakville reveals list of mechanical and safety issues

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Published May 17, 2022 at 5:11 pm

A truck driver has been charged after his vehicle was pulled over Monday night in Oakville and it was discovered that provincial safety inspections on both the truck and trailer were expired. HRPS PHOTO

An inspection and check of vehicle registration and papers meant the end of the road for a truck driver and his trailer earlier this week in Oakville.

Halton Regional Police Service Constable Marc Taraso pulled over the truck in the area of Dundas St. and Winston Churchill Blvd early Monday evening when he saw it was in poor condition and couldn’t see a name on the vehicle.


Looking into the vehicle’s plates, Cst. Taraso discovered that the Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) had expired many years ago.

A stop and inspection with a Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) certified inspector would reveal a long list of problems with the truck and its driver and has led to numerous charges.

The Ministry of Transportation annual inspection certificate on the truck had expired in November of 2021. The  Ministry of Transportation annual inspection on the commercial trailer had expired way back in December of 2012.

Along with no company name on the truck, the vehicle also had no insurance (cancelled/defaulted in 2019).

 

The list of issues with the actual vehicle and trailer included a leaking thermoplastic brake air line – air line gouged to reinforcement ply at glad hand.

The trailer also had a massive crack in the lower frame rail with floor separation. The bushing was also worn out on the suspension tracking component.

The trailer’s plates were also being held on with a piece of electrical wiring, added Cst. Taraso.

The plates were removed from the truck and trailer and both were towed.

The driver has been charged and was summonsed to appear in court.

 

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