Trucks fare poorly in recent Lincoln-area inspection blitz

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Published June 25, 2021 at 6:35 pm

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An unexpected one-day blitz of commercial vehicles and trucks inspection centred in Lincoln with multiple traffic enforcement agencies banding together saw more than a third failing to meet safety standards.

On June 17, officers from Niagara Regional Police and the Truck Enforcement Unit joined with four other law enforcement agencies to conduct the surprise inspections on roadways through Lincoln, including the QEW.

Dubbed “Project Avoidance,” the Niagara officers teamed up with members of the MTO, OPP, Halton Regional Police and Niagara Parks Police and by the end of the day, they had pulled 103 vehicles over.

Releasing the results yesterday, it further showed that of those, 45 trucks were then given a full safety inspection. In the end, 16 failed – more than a third. In fact, two drivers and one truck were completely yanked off the road.

Some 16 tickets were issued for infractions such as no daily logs, no annual safety inspection, brakes out of adjustment, no trailer brakes, no safety device on trailer, a flat tire, an insecure load, tire and wheel issues, no pressure trip inspection, improper pre-trip inspection, no turning signals, no brake lights, improper brakes, failure to display annual safety inspection, performance standards not met and an overwidth vehicle load.

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