WEST VANCOUVER, B. C. - Nearly half of all the commercial trucks inspected at a recent West Vancouver roadside blitz were ordered off the road for defects that police said should have been detected du...
WEST VANCOUVER, B. C. – Nearly half of all the commercial trucks inspected at a recent West Vancouver roadside blitz were ordered off the road for defects that police said should have been detected during the pre-trip inspection.
The safety check discovered that some trucks didn’t have brake fluid, some had bald tires or tires with loose nuts, and others were considered overloaded. Thirteen of the 30 trucks inspected were ordered off the road. These ranged from heavy trucks to smaller landscaping trucks. Police served 23 provincial violation tickets and 26 bylaw tickets.
Sgt. Tim Kravjanski of the West Vancouver police traffic section told local media he was disappointed by the number of trucks that failed the multi-agency blitz, which included police and inspectors from the provincial commercial vehicle safety and enforcement branch.
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