CBC: Garbage haulers failing safety inspections significantly more than trucks overall


What do more landfills in Ottawa mean for road safety? The expanded landfill will had hundreds of trucks per day to Carp Road and the surrounding transportation network.

CBC reports:

When transport trucks hauling garbage along Ontario’s highways are inspected, nearly one in three is pulled off the road, CBC News has learned.

The trucks can be deemed unsafe due to faulty brakes, damaged wheel assemblies and a host of other problems that can create dangerous situations along routes like Highway 401, Canada’s busiest stretch of road.

Last year 360 of the 1,182 transport trucks hauling garbage that were inspected — or 30.5 per cent — were put out of service, according to numbers obtained from the Ministry of Transportation.

The average for transport trucks in general was 22.7 per cent.