Brampton trucker charged with 24 offences in less than 24 hours

by Today's Trucking

A truck driver from Brampton, Ont., was charged with 24 offences after he was stopped three times by Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers in less than 24 hours on Hwy. 11.

The series of stops began on Jan. 28 at 10:47 a.m. when members of the OPP’s South Porcupine Detachment responded to a traffic complaint of a commercial motor vehicle swerving all over the road. According to a news release, police located the truck on Hwy. 11 near Ramore, and the driver was charged with four Highway Traffic Act (HTA) offences.

Picture of an OPP cruiser and a truck pulled over on Highway 11 in Ontario
(Photo: OPP)

On Jan. 29 at 12:32 a.m., the OPP conducted a traffic stop on the same truck and driver on Hwy. 11 near Val Cote. The driver was charged with four additional HTA offences.

Barely seven hours later, police received a traffic complaint about the same driver. On Jan. 29 at 7:39 a.m., the OPP stopped the vehicle on Hwy. 11 near Smooth Rock Falls.

The 45-year-old driver was charged with offences including careless driving, failing to maintain a daily log, being in possession of multiple daily logs, failing to enter a defect in the daily inspection report, and Hours of Service violations.

The owner of the truck from Edmonton, Alta., was charged with five offences including failure to surrender the inspection schedule and failure to enter defect in the daily inspection report. The truck was taken out of service in Cochrane.

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  • If this is an owner operator his licence should be suspended
    If this driver works for a company they should be fined as well, severely.
    Safety & compliance to the rules of transport are there for a reason and not to be taken lightly, the public is also on the highways and must be assured of safe transport drivers on the road
    I work with a transport company and we work very hard to ensure our drivers and trucks are safe on all highways, also our dispatchers are trained in safety and HOS and the rules are monitored

  • Drivers like this shouldn’t be on the road. If this driver had just mini citations in 24 hours, the owner of the truck should be fine heavily. What is wrong with these drivers they are driving torpedoes down the road that will kill people. He needs his license, suspended for at least six months and get retrained absolute ridiculous that truck should’ve been in pounded when he got pulled over the third time thank you

  • Hold on here there is a new trucking group just formed in Brampton who say they have a whole bank of lawyers who are going to change the industry. They will call Doug Ford he will call the OPP Commissioner and all the tickets issued to this driver will go away.

    Sad day guys but this is the future of trucking.

  • Let me guess it was another new Canadian trying to beat the system. As for some reason or another they don’t believe in laws doesn’t pertain to them.

    • I totally agree Rick, too many of them on the road. How they get a legitimate licence, Your guess is as good as mine, fraudulent, of course. They continue to ruin and deface Our Industry which I was proudly a member for forty years.

  • Don’t really know all the details in regard to these occurrences but it definitely sound like this Driver shouldn’t hold a AZ Licence. And of course He does not represent the vast majority of Good dedicated Drivers. The accompany bears responsibility in this case.