EDMONTON, Alta. –Surprise commercial vehicle enforcement blitzes across Alberta in June netted 1,202 charges.
More than 4,101 commercial vehicles (including 150 buses) were inspected during the inspections, according to the province. The blitzes were conducted by Alberta Transportation and other law enforcement agencies.
The inspections resulted in 466 vehicles being placed out-of-service while 356 trucks were fined for being overloaded, 176 violated dangerous goods rules and 646 were charged for “other” violations, including lacking insurance, driving with a suspended licence or lacking the necessary permits.
Alberta Transportation was using its thermal imaging technology to determine if vehicles had defective brakes, tires or other mechanical components. It’s the first province to use the technology.
June is Commercial Vehicle Safety Month in Alberta. •
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