So clearly truck drivers, with a criminal history, stopped by the MTO, are not allowed to be treated the same as other citizens even though they have paid their debt to society? TEOs were pulled off the job yesterday while the Ministry of Labour conducted its investigation, but There is a difference between regulatory law – environment, transport, labour – and CRIMINAL law – assault, murder, etc. TORONTO — The Ontario Public Service Employees Union is demanding more be done to protect Ministry of Transportation enforcement officers who pull drivers over for vehicle inspections. While TEOs have the legal power to arrest drunk drivers, another officer says they’ve been ordered not to, despite regularly encountering drunk drivers while on patrol. I couldn’t agree more with the officers.

Cooperative Truck Platooning Pilot Program Ontario is piloting a program to test connected vehicle technology to support the cooperative platooning of trucks. We knew something was not right,” the TEO said. He has been covering the Canadian trucking industry for more than 18 years and holds a CDL. Mandatory Entry-Level Training for Commercial Class A Truck Drivers All new drivers attempting the Class A road test on or after July 1, 2017 will have to successfully complete the mandatory entry-level training course before attempting their Class A Road Test. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. The MTO is a easte of taxpayers money(simply look at all the ungoverned trucks running around Ontario,enforcement is a joke). Cargo theft has reached epidemic levels in Canada, costing the Canadian economy $5 billion annually, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada. I thought these guys only did enforcement with commercial motor vehicles (trucks) but lately I've … I knew it was one of the two. They’re real concerned about the kids so they’re going on strike. (Full Roadcheck results won’t be released until August, according to the CVSA). Find your nearby MTO Licence Office: Automotive in Canada, contact details, opening hours, maps and GPS directions to MTO Office Keswick.

Tango 2313. “The MTO should focus on infrastructure, permits, licensing — 98% of what the MTO is. – Ontario highways were left unprotected by Ministry of Transportation enforcement officers for much of yesterday, when officers were ordered to “stand down” while the Ministry of Labour conducted an investigation in response to a safety complaint. New hires will be hired on an underfill basis as Transportation Enforcement Officer 1 ($1,045.75 - $1,140.06) until mandatory training requirements are fulfilled. Sounds like MTO might be tweaking their ad-hoc statistics in their favour doesn’t it? As far as Dangerous Goods – let Transport Canada do it -it’s their legislation and authority really.

© 2020 Toronto Sun, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. All rights reserved. New Under-Vehicle Inspection and Semi-Annual Inspection Requirements in 2018 and 2019 As of July 1, 2018, an under-vehicle inspection required under Part III of Regulation 199/07 will be required every 30 days or 12,000 km, whichever occurs LAST.

Level 1 Inspection – Mike Arbuckle “We have policy that binds our hands so much,” said one officer. According to the union, Ministry of Labour officials later visited the workplace and suspended truck inspections province-wide for a short period.

James Menzies is editor of Today's Trucking.

The over-protective and out-of-touch policy is a disaster waiting to happen, the officers agree. “Overall, the MTO has had four Grand Champions in the North American competition since 1997 and that is an achievement that is unequaled anywhere,” Hurst said to applause. This policy has officers afraid to report certain encounters to management. This is really bad.

Level 3 Inspection – Paul Wheeler

Were just some teeny-tiny chunk over in the corner. Commercial vehicle operators safety manual The Carrier Safety and Enforcement Branch of the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario has prepared this guide to assist and ensure that truck and bus companies (commercial-vehicle operators) operate safely and are compliant with the regulations that govern highway use.

This technology allows safe vehicles and carriers to bypass truck inspection stations without slowing down. Changes to regulations on vehicle weights and dimensions: Safe, Productive and Infrastructure-Friendly (SPIF) vehicles Recent amendments to Regulation 413/05 Vehicle Weights and Dimensions – For Safe, Productive and Infrastructure-Friendly (SPIF) Vehicles. We expect these guys to do “police style” traffic stops but give them only a stick and a 70k salary. Enforcement officers across the province verified the directive, and a copy — signed by directors Chris Levin and Ian Freeman — was viewed by the Sun.

He will now go on to represent Ontario in the North American Inspector Championships in St. Louis, Mo. The coronavirus pandemic prompted management to set aside inspection quotas, so officers say they spend their days ‘flying the flag’ — maintaining visibility while essentially doing nothing. “The Greater Toronto Area has the highest rate of cargo theft in all of North America,” one officer told the Sun. Publications Five-ton straight trucks are commonly found transporting illicit drugs like cannabis, escorted by armed men driving blocker cars Smokey and the Bandit style.