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On-road charges, enforcement practices changing

MILTON, Ont. -- The rules of engagement have changed when it comes to the charges Ontario drivers can face – as have the people who might lay the charges in the first place. As of last week, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement teams expanded their focus beyond speed limiters to include charges for outright speeding, Frontline Commercial Vehicle Solutions’ Alex Bugeya told fleet managers during a presentation hosted by the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC).

Highway Robbery: The push is on to tackle clearance practices, excessive tow fees

TORONTO, Ont. -- Guy Broderick couldn’t believe the towing invoice that appeared in front of him. The task seemed so simple. An APPS Transport truck only had to be towed a single exit down Highway 401. The clean-up involved nothing more than a bit of coolant that had spilled through a failing lower rad hose. The tow alone cost $2,531 – and that’s after Broderick negotiated a $1,000 discount. The coolant cleanup was billed at another $2,260, which included a $2,000 flat-rated “environmental” fee.

Video: CVSA Inspections Episode 18: In-Cab Inspection

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck is almost over! Even though today is the last day for the annual blitz, we’re sharing these videos to help you prepare for inspections down the road. This 2017 video series with Today’s Trucking editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor who explain every step in a CVSA inspection. In this episode we look at the In-Cab Inspection.

Video: CVSA Inspections Episode 17: Tractor Protection Valve

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck is almost over! Even though today is the last day for the annual blitz, we're sharing these videos to help you prepare for inspections down the road. This 2017 video series with Today’s Trucking editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor who explain every step in a CVSA inspection.

Danger Zones

It can happen without warning – a previously unseen hazard makes itself known with tragic results. For one Woodstock, Ont. Driver, that happened when a routine unloading turned deadly April 30. The 47-year-old was moving granite countertops out of his truck at a Kitchener supply store when disaster struck and he was crushed. Details of how the incident came to pass are being closely guarded by authorities until an Ontario Ministry of Labour investigation can be completed, but the incident is hardly an isolated one. For all the advertising governments do to promote safe practices in the workplace, statistics on workplace safety can be difficult to interpret. No national statistics exist, and those kept and curated by provincial organizations vary.

Video: CVSA Inspections Episode 15: Under the Truck

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck scheduled for June 5-7 2018, starts tomorrow! With that in mind we take a look back at this 2017 video series with Today’s Trucking editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor who explain every step in a CVSA inspection.ion In this episode we look at all things under the truck.

Video: CVSA Inspections Episode 16: Brake Adjustments

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck scheduled for June 5-7 2018 starts tomorrow! With that in mind we take a look back at this 2017 video series with Today’s Trucking editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor who explain every step in a CVSA inspection.ion In this episode we look at brake adjustments.