Gravel hauler with bad brakes pulled off road in Oakville


Published July 18, 2023 at 5:21 pm

This construction truck was pulled over and the plates removed after an inspection by Halton police on Tuesday (July 18). HRPS PHOTO

Two inoperative brakes were among a host of issues with a construction truck that was pulled off the road Tuesday (July 18) in Oakville.

A fully-loaded gravel hauler was stopped on Dundas St. and an inspection resulted in Halton Regional Police having the plates removed, the vehicle towed away and the driver charged.

The investigation of the gravel hauler revealed various issues, says Halton police traffic enforcement and Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance inspector Marc Taraso.

The trailer on the hauler had two inoperative brakes and there was a ruptured diaphragm on the tractor break. There was also a bulged air line on the tractor break and it failed an air loss test.

There were also tire defects, a tarp that was not fully deployed and a pre-trip instruction certificate that showed no defects.

Local residents were happy to see Taraso get the vehicle off the road.

“OMG! So glad that you got this broken monster off the road, Cst. Taraso,” replied Leigh Buchan on Twitter. “Just a disaster waiting to happen.”

Another twitter reply, simply said, “Thank you for keeping us safe.”

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