Joint forces blitz leaves four commercial vehicles out of service

Commercial motor vehicle inspections took place during a one-day blitz on Thursday, May 25, 2023. Photo via Frontenac OPP.

A one-day blitz, conducted by members of Frontenac Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) along with members of the OPP’s Highway Safety Division, Kingston Police’s Traffic Unit and Commercial Vehicle Inspectors with the Ministry of Transportation (MTO), saw 22 vehicle commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) inspected on the roadways in and around the City of Kingston.

On Thursday, May 25, 2025, the joint forces blitz had officers escorting CMVs to a specified location where both drivers’ paperwork, as well as the mechanical fitness of the vehicles, were inspected, according to a release from the OPP.

“In total, 22 inspections were completed with four CMVs being placed out of service. Along with the inspections, 10 charges were laid for various offences including improper work hours and paperwork violations. In addition to these, two drivers were found to be suspended from driving and were charged accordingly,” the OPP reported.

In the last 10 years, the OPP has investigated 802 fatal motor vehicle collisions involving CMVs, making this a serious road safety issue, according to the release. The OPP said that it continues to investigate thousands of preventable collisions involving CMVs and will continue to partner with enforcement agencies in an effort to address the causal factors of these collisions.

The OPP encourages anyone to call 911, the non-emergency number 1-888-310-1122, or *677 on a cell phone, if they encounter a dangerous driver or observe an unsafe vehicle.

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