Transport company, driver charged after OPP locate tractor trailer with two detached wheels near Sharbot Lake

On the morning of Monday, Apr. 22, 2024, officers from the Frontenac County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) came across a broken down tractor trailer just after 9:30 a.m. on Highway 7 near Sharbot Lake Provincial Park, which was apparently heading in the westbound direction.

According to a release from the Frontenac OPP, officers inspected the vehicle and determined that it had two connected wheels detach from the tractor section of the tractor trailer. Police noted that the detached wheels did not hit any other vehicles and the incident did not disrupt traffic on Highway 7.

The OPP said that a Ministry of Transportation Officer (MTO) attended and conducted a commercial motor vehicle inspection. The driver of the vehicle and the company were charged with offences for operating an unsafe vehicle, with a court date in Kingston.

The tractor trailer belongs to Action Transport Inc. Photo via OPP.

Constable Rob Martell, Media Relations Officer for the Frontenac County Detachment of the OPP, confirmed that the company charged in this incident is Action Transport Inc., which is based out of Milton, Ont. According to Martell, the driver is a 39-year-old from Brampton.

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