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Gravel haulers continue to protest on Hwy. 401

MILTON, Ont. — Traffic delays continue on Highway 401 through Milton at Trafalgar as gravel haulers continue to protest allowable axle weights.

According to reports, dozens of protesters parked their trucks in the weigh scale lanes early yesterday morning, creating a visual distraction for drivers in the area and causing major delays.

OPP Sgt Kerry Schmidt reportedly spoke with the organizer of the protest, who claims the demonstrators and truckers are fed up with the Ministry of Transportation about the way their loads are weighed and charged.

The protest is expected to continue for the rest of the day or until a solution is reached.

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9 Comments » for Gravel haulers continue to protest on Hwy. 401
  1. robert allard says:

    Finally someone who has guts to protest but it is only a small portion of truckers.

    • Derek says:

      The law is the law! The rest of the industry has weight regulations to follow! Why should a select group of people that have been dodging the scales in, for the most part, sub par equipment get a free pass to have things changed to the way they’d like? These are the trucks that purposely and knowingly run Steeles Ave. to get around the scales. These people act as if the laws we have in place shouldn’t apply to them. The laws are there for not only the driver of the truck, but the motoring public. Follow the laws and adjust the operation of your business accordingly and you wouldn’t need to protest. These trucks should be towed, impounded, and inspected, fined, and drivers charged for parking at the scales using public tax dollars and interfering with the officers jobs! Protest somewhere else! Better yet, follow the law.

  2. Perry veroba says:

    Need more peeps with a backbone ,ever job in and around ALBERTA is over run but East Indians and they work to cheap to and run the equipment in to the ground ,so sad to see a bussiness go down the drain !!

  3. Ernie Luke says:

    We need a canadian an usa trucker strike for 10 days then the goverment will come up with better wages an rates an make it a skilled job.We are so micro managed,

  4. John Hebbes says:

    Trucking companies have been dealing with axle weights for years. The law is, what it is. If you don’t like it, get out of the industry and let the legal ones roll on.

  5. Colin says:

    Arrest them all. Peaceful protesting is allowed. Disrupting traffic is no longer a peaceful protest.

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