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Brand-new Thunder Bay weigh scale will be operated "as needed," MTO staff say. Stock Image of closed station TFSH
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Not one single Ontario scale open

From Windsor to Manitoba border

Trucker Don Taylor provided an update on the Inspection Scale situation to Road Warrior News:

“Another trip across Ontario from Windsor to Toronto through Sault Ste. Marie to the Manitoba border. Every single scale closed,” Taylor reported.

“It was ironic because as soon as I got into Manitoba, the scale was wide open…(one truck) blew right by the scale and of course got himself over.”

Opening the Truck inspection stations is one of the major requests of Truckers for Safer Highways (TFSH).

Travis McDougall of TFSH believes that some commercial Truck drivers, realizing they are highly unlikely to be stopped at a scale, take chances by driving with loads which are heavier than permitted or trucks which would not pass inspection.

Staff in Transportation Minister Prabmeet Sarkaria’s office tell Road Warrior News that “similar to a RIDE program, specific hours are not publicly shared and patrols are conducted at differing times to ensure that non-compliant drivers are not able to avoid inspection stations.”