Going to Canada in an ungoverned truck

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  1. rank

    rank Road Train Member

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    I believe it was the Michaud case where a judge acknowledged in Ontario court that speed limiters put truck drivers at risk but he said the benefit to the motoring public outweighed the risk to drivers. In my mind when a worker is put at risk this is at very least, a workplace safety issue and possibly a charter of rights issue. Especially when there is no evidence to suggest that speed limiters have done anything to make cars safer.
     
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  3. Pedigreed Bulldog

    Pedigreed Bulldog Road Train Member

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    Just use some epoxy to glue your ELD into the diagnostic port. That way, they can't plug in their little checker tool.:clown:
     
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  4. d281833

    d281833 Heavy Load Member

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    Yep, everybody turtle racin' down the road and somebody suddenly stops or slows down and guess what?? News time.
     
  5. Pedigreed Bulldog

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    It's like at Daytona or Talladega...all bunched up until "the big one" takes out 1/2 the field...
     
  6. rank

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    As the above poster said, it is unconstitutional but they let the law stand anyway.

    "Justice Lauwers....... found that a highway speed regulation did infringe section 7 of the Charter, but found it to be justified under section 1. The Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) has never found a section 7 infringement justified under section 1........................—Michaud marks the first case where a section 7 infringement is found justified under section 1,"

    A Reluctant Justification: R v Michaud Uses Bedford Approach to Justify Section 7 Infringement - TheCourt.ca
    Truck Speed Limiter law ruled unconstitutional in Ontario
    Court rejects truckers' bid to go faster on Ontario highways
    Judicial Recognition Of Risk Assessment, R. v. Michaud
     
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  7. Ridgeline

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    OK I get it, I know about that but the states have agreed to the FMCSA regulations and only can modify them to become more stringent, they can't ignore or make a law that counters one or another regulation because of the agreement.
     
  8. Ridgeline

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    I know someone who actually cut the plug off and replaced it with a jones connector.
     
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  9. mitmaks

    mitmaks Road Train Member

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    Ive been all over Canada including Ontario and Quebec. Never been checked for speed limiter. I could care less for Canada. My company keeps me busy in U.S.
     
  10. d281833

    d281833 Heavy Load Member

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    And I'm sure they could care less about you.
     
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  11. Antinomian

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    Does it affect your warranty if you do it yourself?
     
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