Richmond RCMP crack down on unsafe commercial truck operators

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      The Mounties have taken action to get unsafe commercial trucks off the streets in Richmond.

      On September 12, the Richmond RCMP road safety unit launched a crackdown, inspecting 33 commercial vehicles and putting 29 of them out of service.

      In total, 62 violations were cited under the Motor Vehicle Act, Motor Vehicle Act Regulations, and Commercial Transport Act.

      "Being part of this initiative is extremely important to us as commercial vehicles can cross through multiple cities throughout the Lower Mainland in one day," Cpl. Rob Park, NCO in-charge of Richmond RCMP Road Safety Unit, said in a news release. "These vehicles are often carrying large and heavy loads which if not properly secured pose a significant risk to the public."

      The enforcement action was done in partnership with Delta Police, Burnaby RCMP, the City of Surrey commercial vehicle and inspection unit, and the City of Richmond bylaw department.

      It took place in Richmond because it's considered a major hub for commercial vehicle traffic.