Court fines company $75K for illegal trucking yard in Caledon

by Today's Trucking

The Town of Caledon has earned another court win with the successful prosecution of 2423274 Ontario Inc. resulting in a $75,000 fine for illegally using land zoned as agricultural as a trucking yard and storage facility.

On May 4, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice found 2423274 Ontario Inc. guilty of using 14392 Torbram Road contrary to the town’s zoning bylaws. The court imposed a fine of $25,000 against the defendant and $50,000 against their corporation (2423274 Ontario Inc.), resulting in a total fine of $75,000.

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“We are pleased the courts continue to recognize the impact of bylaw violations and impose the appropriate penalties,” Mayor Annette Groves said in a press release.

Several resident complaints initiated the investigation into this property. Caledon sits atop the Region of Peel, widely regarded as Ontario’s trucking heartland.

“Our bylaw enforcement staff continue to lay charges against those contributing to illegal trucking operations in Caledon,” said Mark Sraga, director of building and municipal law enforcement. “With the assistance of residents who report suspected illegal activity, we can reduce the effects of illegal trucking in Caledon to ensure the safety of residents and motorists.”

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  • About time sick of seeing all these fly by night companies doing what they want. Stinking up nice peaceful areas.

  • As long as it not residential I don’t see the issue. If it wasn’t for trucks the economy would collapse

    • Bull crap. Many of these rolling pieces of junk make our beautiful community look like places no one wants to visit. Mr Gill when they are illegal they need to be prosecuted. $75k for first offence seems fair.

    • I agree landowners are losing property rights in this country. What is next farmer’s cant farm or have cows.

  • Bunch of wannabe farmers !
    Caledon average house has 20 acres so the residents can have a pet rabbit.

    Sure the truck company is at fault as well. But a big reminder to Caledon residents about safety!!

    You have more broken ride on lawnmower running into eahcother and drunk dirt bike and snowmobile operators then transport trucks being parked to feed the country and it’s needs.

    This is more about Caledon residents want to cut more grass then they can use.

  • Then build a 300 plus truckstop along with space for 50 droppex trailers and 100 bus and R V spots and a co op repair shop instead

  • I am a retired AZ driver (23 yrs ). I think the manufactured shortage of AZ drivers is laughable.
    If trucking companies would stop cheating from money . A few examples… drove from point A to point B for 2 weeks exact same route, freight, border …. everything . On my pay check , no two days matched or was even close ( up or down about 100 miles) Anther company denied ever getting receipts for truck cash expenses. Another place flat out refused to pay me. Two weeks wages, two weeks holdback and one week vacation pay. Total this company $5000+. Yet another company promised 500 – 600 miles per day. I got paid 350 for the week.
    See a pattern forming ??

    I wish these companies and others like them , a constant shortage of drivers and freight.

    BTW …if you’re thinking of getting into it , my best advice is run in the opposite direction.

  • The article appears to leave out details of the incident that led to the fine.

    What was the actual charge? By whom? Was there a warning? Was it disregarded? Was this a simple case of a single owner operator and his tractor trailer or did this involve a fleet of trucks? Is this a case of citizen harassment or an owner operator blatanly disregarding the laws?

  • All trucks should stop going in Caledon for deliveries and pick ups of freight …
    See how the mayor of Caledon would react to that !

  • The country side is looking like a third world country. used to be a lovely drive , now many cars and trucks parked on drive and on the grass.

  • It is not just looks When a company is improperly licensed many things can happen. Who monitors the soil from illegal dumping of oil? Who monitors taxes paid? No one if the proper licenses are not in order. I suggest for parking that truckers could group together in a coop, also for insurance etc. No one seems to mind a trucker not getting paid but if it were an employee, look out. Hopefully 1 of those lots grows carrots for the bunnies and for older neighbours.

  • The reason these companies are bing fined is because they are breaking the rules of the area that they are located in. People are living in these country communities. They are trying to operate a business that doesn’t belong in the area because it’s cheaper for them to operate! This is just another case of companies trying to cut corners instead of operating properly….they should be continued to be fined….these areas that are other people’s homes…have a little respect!