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Gravel haulers continue to protest on Hwy. 401

MILTON, Ont. — Traffic delays continue on Highway 401 through Milton at Trafalgar as gravel haulers continue to protest allowable axle weights.

According to reports, dozens of protesters parked their trucks in the weigh scale lanes early yesterday morning, creating a visual distraction for drivers in the area and causing major delays.

OPP Sgt Kerry Schmidt reportedly spoke with the organizer of the protest, who claims the demonstrators and truckers are fed up with the Ministry of Transportation about the way their loads are weighed and charged.

The protest is expected to continue for the rest of the day or until a solution is reached.

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11 Comments » for Gravel haulers continue to protest on Hwy. 401
  1. robert allard says:

    Finally someone who has guts to protest but it is only a small portion of truckers.

    • Derek says:

      The law is the law! The rest of the industry has weight regulations to follow! Why should a select group of people that have been dodging the scales in, for the most part, sub par equipment get a free pass to have things changed to the way they’d like? These are the trucks that purposely and knowingly run Steeles Ave. to get around the scales. These people act as if the laws we have in place shouldn’t apply to them. The laws are there for not only the driver of the truck, but the motoring public. Follow the laws and adjust the operation of your business accordingly and you wouldn’t need to protest. These trucks should be towed, impounded, and inspected, fined, and drivers charged for parking at the scales using public tax dollars and interfering with the officers jobs! Protest somewhere else! Better yet, follow the law.

  2. Perry veroba says:

    Need more peeps with a backbone ,ever job in and around ALBERTA is over run but East Indians and they work to cheap to and run the equipment in to the ground ,so sad to see a bussiness go down the drain !!

  3. Ernie Luke says:

    We need a canadian an usa trucker strike for 10 days then the goverment will come up with better wages an rates an make it a skilled job.We are so micro managed,

  4. John Hebbes says:

    Trucking companies have been dealing with axle weights for years. The law is, what it is. If you don’t like it, get out of the industry and let the legal ones roll on.

  5. Colin says:

    Arrest them all. Peaceful protesting is allowed. Disrupting traffic is no longer a peaceful protest.

  6. Derek says:

    James, that’s the most intelligent thing you could come up with? Asking if I know what I’m talking about? Really? What else can a person say? If there are laws in place for the rest of the operations in the industry, we have to follow them or deal with the consequences of not following them! Of you’d like to bring something intelligent to the table to argue about, great! Do it! It’s just too bad that people like you are even in an industry that you can’t open your eyes to! Hide behind your screen and question everyone else’s knowledge. I’m no expert. But I also don’t have blinders on! Others brought race into it. I tried not to. But you know, that has a lot to do with this problem. What next? Keep bowing down and give our country away??? This is a prime example showing how they’d like us to bend over and do as they say. If that protest were entirely white truck drivers, would their trucks have remained at the scale or been towed??? Would they have been charged for each offence the law could charge??? That’s what I thought brother!

  7. Derek says:

    James says:
    September 23, 2016 at 9:45 pm
    Do you know what are you talking about??

    I also just realized, James is certainly not your real name! I can read between the lines. You did a pretty good job! Not good enough. Let’s argue when you have a better understanding of the English language pal!

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