Truckstop Canada Forum Classifieds Gallery Driver Tools Entertainment Advertise Press Contact Us Link to Us


· Home
· Stories Archive
· Surveys
· Top 10


Satellite Maps

Click for larger image
CA and U.S.A
Google maps

Truckstop Guide


Fifth Wheel
Pilot/Flying J


Pilot/Flying J
TA Travel Center
Iowa 80


Latest Forum Threads

Falling concrete on the Gardiner is often from trucks, not the aging highway
Posted on Wednesday, June 07 @ 18:21:21 CEST by admin

Trucking News
City numbers show only 25% of 86 cases of falling concrete were from the Gardiner

Chunk of concrete that fell from the Gardiner Expressway

Chunk of concrete that fell from the Gardiner Expressway

According to the latest numbers from the city of Toronto, concrete falling off the Gardiner expressway is often coming from overloaded construction trucks not the aging highway.

The numbers, gathered for Maintenance and Traffic management found that out of 86 cases of falling concrete since 2012, only 25 percent came from the expressway. 

Toronto Police confirm that much of the concrete people assume is falling off the highway, is actually coming from overloaded construction trucks heading through the downtown core to the Portlands for reprocessing.

After several concrete falls were recorded from the Gardiner Expressway in 2012, the city enhanced its inspection and controlled chipping program. 

These are the number of calls for concrete falling since 2012:

  • In 2016, 13 calls were received, 2 were confirmed from the Gardiner.
  • In 2015, 20 calls were received, 6 were confirmed from the Gardiner.
  • In 2014, 19 calls were received, 4 were confirmed from the Gardiner.
  • In 2013, 24 calls were received, 5 were confirmed from the Gardiner.
  • In 2012, 9 calls were received, 4 were confirmed from the Gardiner.

Const. Clint Stibbe with Toronto Police traffic services says this is a multi-layer offence.

"The driver is the one transporting, but the reality is the driver isn't the one who loads that vehicle. It's the construction industry, so the loaders from the sites that are actually packing these vehicles too heavily or too high."

Because there are no truck scales along the Gardiner, Stibbe says they rely on random truck stops.

He says it's the drivers who are faced with the penalties.

"A small piece of concrete can make some damage but a large piece of concrete can kill somebody....our Commercial Motor Vehicle and Inspection Team are charging drivers for committing those kinds of offences"

Those vehicles are stopped from operating and are off-loaded to a safe weight. They may also face fines.

At this point, the loaders from the construction companies don't face any penalties, but Stibbe says there is new legislation being worked on to put more responsibility on the loaders.

Source of article click here : CBC NEWS

Related Links

· More about Trucking News
· News by admin

Most read story about Trucking News:
TA, Petro restaurants join trend of cutting midnight hours

Article Rating

Average Score: 0
Votes: 0

Please take a second and vote for this article:

Very Good


 Printer Friendly Printer Friendly


©2005-2016 | | All Rights Reserved.
All articles posted are credited with publisher's website and sources.

Powered by®


Our Keywords:
Driver, Drivers, AZ Driver, AZ Drivers, Class A, Class A, Class AZ, Class AZ, CDL, Driving School, Driving Schools, Trucking School, Trucking Schools, Truck Driver Training, Training, Newbie, New Driver, Learning, South West Ontario, SW Ontario, Southern Ontario, Information, Research, Air Brake, Diesel, Freightliner, Volvo, Mack, Pete, Peterbuilt, International, Sterling, Truck Driving Forum, Truck Driving Forums, Company Information, Question, Questions, Answer, Answers, Questions and Answers, Questions & Answers, Canadian Truck, Canadian Truckers, Canadian Truck Stops, Trucking Canada, Kitchener, Tractor, Trailer, Tractor Trailer, Van, Vans, Flatbed, Flatdeck, Refrigerated, Refer, Reffer, Regional, Local, Regional Trucking Jobs, Local Trucking Jobs, Linehaul, Driving Jobs, Transport Drivers, Transports, Transportation, Truckstop, Semis, Trucks, Heavy Hauling, Trailer, Long Haul, Hours of Service, Regulations, Truck Shows, Transport, Driving, chatroom, Live Chat, Highways , 18 wheelers, Truck photographs, dumpsters, wreckers, roadside cafes, truckers rest areas, logistics, distribution, truckstop news, big rigs, Chat, Photo gallery, airfreight, trucknet, driver jobs, recruitment, insurance, owner operator