Commercial vehicle blitz nabs unsafe trucks

In this Feb. 4, 2016 photo provided by SD&G O.P.P., this cracked truck wheel was discovered during a commercial vehicle enforcmenet blitz on Highway 401. It was one of a half dozen commercial vehicles pulled off the road. (SD&G O.P.P. via Newswatch Group)

SD&G – A half dozen commercial vehicles have been  pulled off the road during an enforcement blitz by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and local O.P.P.

Officers checked 240 vehicles along various areas of Highway 401 Thursday.

The six vehicles yanked off the road had a number of problems including defective brakes, suspensions and, in one case, a cracked wheel, police said.

There were also issues with loads that weren’t secure, over sized vehicles and inspection violations.

O.P.P. Insp. Paul Bedard said safety on the highways is “paramount,” especially when it comes to commercial vehicles.