Trucker charged in Toronto wheel-off incident

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  1. Andy Williby

    Andy Williby Bobtail Member

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    No oil in the hub. Wheels dont fly off for no reason.
     
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  3. end of the road

    end of the road Heavy Load Member

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    The biggest problems with wheels coming off that prompted the whole law, were dump trucks with guys names that sounded like they were in the Godfather movie. So crack all you want about this drivers name, it does not mean squat but go to demonstrate your ignorance.

    But..... on to the issue of the original report. I have heard the biggest issue is not the lug nuts but rather the hubs run out of oil and cause it. Has anybody else heard this or experienced this?
     
  4. FLATBED

    FLATBED Road Train Member

    Well to further DEMONSTRATE my IGNORANCE yes I have heard of the loss of hub oil causing a run away Wheel & Hub as well as witnessed it on a container chassis of 1 of CANADAS famous Can Haulers ( GARFIELD ) a few years back near Watertown NY.
     
  5. canuck in da truck

    canuck in da truck Road Train Member

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    guess i watched a different godfather--the one i saw had italians in it
    you must be thinking of a bollywood movie or alladin
     
  6. Prairie Boy

    Prairie Boy Road Train Member

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    When don't you just pass your toy on to the less fortunate???/:biggrin_2559::biggrin_2559::biggrin_2559:
     
  7. canuck in da truck

    canuck in da truck Road Train Member

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    not sure if it was leaking wheel seals or loose wheel nuts
    but i know just after the rash of inicidents was when everybody got into the wheel retorque programs
     
  8. end of the road

    end of the road Heavy Load Member

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    You must not be old enough to remember the guys getting caught with 6 CVOR's in Maple when all those trucks were losing tires. But carry on.
     
  9. FLATBED

    FLATBED Road Train Member

    Was bad in the Toronto area with the Dump Truck operators for poor maint , and non valid insurance , multi permits.
     
  10. Trouble65

    Trouble65 Medium Load Member

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    Depends on, why the wheel came off? If it was a hub failiure due metal fatique then usually there there is a small fine associated with the incedent.
    If the wheel came off because of rusted studs, loose bolts, cracks in rim then the fine is $50,000 + + + .

    This is what I was told by the MTO.
     
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  11. canuck in da truck

    canuck in da truck Road Train Member

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    thats nice that you think i am just a youngster--but i have been in the industry for about 26 years now with most of being a mechanic--but never mind just keep on trucking
     
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