Truck and Bus Inspection Blitz Begins
Ontario Government Keeping Roads Safe
Ontario is taking part in the 25th annual inspection blitz of large trucks, buses and motor coaches to help keep Ontario's roads safe.
Roadcheck runs from June 4 to June 6 with truck, bus and motor coach inspections taking place at inspection sites along major highways in Canada and the United States. Inspectors will randomly check for:
- correct driver qualifications
- properly-secured cargo
- mechanical fitness
- complete daily inspection reports and logs
Ensuring Ontario's roads are safe is part of the government's plan to strengthen communities and support economic growth.
- For the past 11 years, Ontario roads have ranked among the safest in North America.
- Ontario is home to more than 55,000 bus and truck companies and conducts more bus and truck inspections than any other province.
- More than 100,000 commercial vehicle safety inspections were conducted in Ontario last year.
- More than $1.2 trillion in goods are moved by trucks on Ontario roads every year.
- In 2011, Ontario-US trade totalled $281 billion, or 65 per cent of Ontario’s international trade.
“Ontario is a leader in commercial carrier safety standards and enforcement and we have some of the highest fines in North America for operating unsafe vehicles. Whether you are a driver, a passenger, a cyclist or pedestrian, road safety is our priority.”