Clean check for Cornwall-area commercial vehicles

In this Tuesday, March 8, 2016 photo provided by the Cornwall Community Police Service, Const. Jason Mines checks a dump truck on Boundary Road near Highway 401 in Cornwall, Ont. The joint operation with the Ministry of Transportation saw no infractions. (CCPS via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – Officers kept their ticket books closed Friday during an enforcement blitz by the Ministry of Transportation and Cornwall police.

After checking roughly 100 trucks and trailers, there were no violations reported, said police.

Cornwall police Const. Jason Mines worked with the MTO for “Operation Wheel Check.”

“Keeping Ontario’s roads safe is our number one priority and it’s why, in response to recent incidents, MTO has launched Operation Wheel Check – a zero-tolerance approach to any trucks found to have any wheel defects and targeted inspection initiatives,” said an MTO spokesman.

Last month on Highway 401, a half dozen commercial vehicles were pulled off the road during an enforcement blitz by the MTO and SD&G O.P.P.

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