Pre-trip report stated semi-truck and absolutely loaded trailer had been in ‘good situation’ however inspection discovered a number of ‘essential security violations’
An growing older semi-truck and trailer made its approach from Burnaby to Coquitlam Tuesday with a full load of gravel, rocks and boulders – and approach too many security issues to remain on the street, in response to police.
The unit was stopped at Pinetree Approach close to David Avenue in Coquitlam as a part of a weeklong business automobile enforcement blitz throughout the Decrease Mainland.
A valve that’s supposed to guard the truck’s air brakes within the case of a trailer breakaway or extreme air leak wasn’t working, an air line linked to the end-dump trailer was leaking due to a defective seal, a tire on the trailer was “compromised,” the brake lights didn’t work, the truck’s steering mechanism was unfastened and there have been issues with the unit’s licence plate and decals.
The trailer was additionally coated with unfastened rocks and particles ready to rain down onto different autos’ windshields.
However you wouldn’t have identified it from the driving force’s pre-trip report, in response to police.
That doc stated each the truck and trailer had been in “good situation,” police stated.
“It’s unlucky to see these kind of violations,” stated Burnaby RCMP Const. Kevin Connolly who inspected the automobile. “Truck drivers know the significance of pre-trip inspections and security on our roads.”
He stated a truck and end-dump trailer can attain a mixed weight of greater than 50 tonnes.
Industrial automobile checks in 2020 noticed a median of about 52% of the vans checked being taken off the street, in response to Connolly.
In Burnaby, that quantity was 62%.
Town’s location, proper in the midst of the Decrease Mainland possible has one thing to do with the disparity, in response to Connolly.
“Most vans must move by way of us, so we’re going to get all types of stuff coming from all completely different locations,” he stated.
The continued enforcement blitz – a part of the Industrial Car Security Alliance’s Operation Secure Driver initiative – will contact down in Burnaby someday this week, however Connolly is retaining the day and site beneath wraps.