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The COVID-19 pandemic has shown just how important commercial carriers are to keeping the supply chain moving.
Commercial vehicle enforcement helps ensure that people, in addition to the goods we rely upon, can safely reach their destination by taking unsafe vehicles and drivers off the road.
Last week, a member of the Sheriff Highway Patrol stopped this driver near Grimshaw and documented 21 violations during an inspection, including:
• load not secured to trailer
• no working brakes on the trailer
• exceeding rated weight of tires by 3,000 kg
• expired registration
During the inspection, the officer also noted that the trailer hitch had no locking mechanism – meaning the only thing keeping it attached to the vehicle was the sheer weight of the load on the trailer.
Fines issued to the operator totalled just over $3,800 and the vehicle was placed out of service.