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Truck snags wires, police issue reminder to drivers of log and other large trucks

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An incident this week involving a log truck on Wende Avenue has Timmins Police reminding drivers of big trucks of their responsibilities.

On Tuesday, a truck pulled phone and cable TV wires right off six houses, when its too-high load snagged them.

You might be surprised to learn from police communications coordinator Marc Depatie that Wende is a truck route.

“Here again, load dimensions in terms of height and weight are always applicable,” Depatie remarks.  “So these are avoidable instances of inconvenience to homeowners.”

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Penalties for infractions are strict, and recorded to what’s called the Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registered Number.

“Any offences listed against that particular licence can call the operator’s ability to maintain a business in Ontario into question,” says Depatie, and that can jeopardize the trucker’s livelihood.

 

 

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