Update: see previous posts – June 19, 2011 O.P.P Releases Results of “Operation Corridor” for June 14 -15 /11 Inclusive, November 8, 2010 Two Day Heavy Vehicle (Heavy Trucks-Rigs) Safety Inspection Blitz, October 29, 2010 Driver Reading Book Charged with Careless Driving, September 9, 2010 Operation Air Brake / Brake Safety Week, August 19, 2010 OPP Targets Trucks (Commercial Vehicles) on Highways, December 3, 2009 OPP begin using ALPR, June 27, 2009 Ontario’s “Commerical Vehicle Impoundment Program”(CVIP), March 2, 2009 Truck Driver’s Protesting Section 68.1 of the Ontario Highway Traffic Act – Implemented Effective January 1, 2009
Toronto Police (54 Division), accompanied by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Toronto Municipal Licensing and Standard, will conduct a Commercial Vehicle Blitz on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 for an eight (8) hour period between 7 am and 3 pm.
Heavy Trucks (Tractor Trailer Rigs), Buses, Tow Trucks and Taxi Cabs will be pulled over and inspected for safety and provincial and municipal compliance with the laws, rules and regulations.
An MTO Inspector will look at all of the paperwork and make sure it is in proper order. The licence of the Vehicle Operator will be looked at, hours of work, the pre-trip inspection sheet. The roadworthiness of the vehicle will be totally inspected (brakes, tires, lighting, wheel nuts, bolts on the airtank, springs, windows must be clear, load security, etc,. etc.).
Police are requesting that commercial vehicle operators, ensure that their loads are properly secured and that a proper and complete circle check be conducted and properly recorded, prior to taking the vehicle on the road.
A similar two (2) day Heavy Truck Blitz took place at the City of Toronto Works Yard on Leslie Street, south of Lakeshore Boulevard East in early November, 2010 and the results of that blitz are as follows:
Results of November, 2010 Heavy Truck Blitz:
14 Highway Coaches
39 Heavy Trucks
98 Commercial Vehicles
Defective Vehicles (plates seized due to major defects):
– 2 Highway Coaches (one from Maryland, USA)
– 10 Heavy Trucks
– 18 Other Commercial Vehicles
- 51 Other Defects/Document Offences
- 32 Operate Unsafe Motor Vehicle10
- 12 Insecure Loads
- 10 Permit Operation of Unsafe Motor Vehicle
- 7 Improper Driver’s Licence