Truck Driver Earns $10K Ticket near Saskatoon, Following GPS

  • October 09, 2019

A truck driver’s trip through a rural municipality in Saskatchewan came complete with a fine worth $10,187.

Police in Corman Park pulled over a truck travelling in the R.M., located just outside Saskatoon, on Thursday.

The officer on duty directed the truck to a weigh station and found the truck was grossed at 34 tonnes, according to the Corman Park Police Service.

The truck was travelling on a road weighted for just 10 tonnes.

Overweight vehicles can cause severe damage to the roadways and cost the province thousands of dollars in road repair, Corman Park police chief Warren Gherasim said.
“If you observe a heavy truck over this roadway, you’ll see asphalt ripple underneath its tires because, of course, the surface and subsurface aren’t engineered to carry that heavyweight,” he said.

The driver who received the hefty fine told police he was simply following the route his GPS provided him, but Gherasim said there were two nearby options that could carry the weight of the haul.

“Really all that truck would have to do is go a mile and a half in either direction to avoid this road, so it’s not that big of an inconvenience,” he said

Under Saskatchewan's Highways and Transportation Act, each tonne over the limit nets a fine of $500.

Source: CTV NEWS