2017 Harvest

2017 Harvest

Saturday, May 22, 2010

MOE fines another vehicle owner for spill resulting from a highway accident

REMA TRUCKS INC. FINED $2,000 FOR FAILING TO REPORT A SPILL

THUNDER BAY — On April 16, 2010, Rema Trucks Inc. pleaded guilty to one violation under the Environmental Protection Act for failing to notify authorities of a diesel fuel spill.

The company operates a truck rental business in Regina, Saskatchewan. On March 11, 2009, the company owned one of nine trucks that collided in a snow storm on Highway 17 in Soper Township. Fluids from five of the trucks including diesel fuel, motor oil and antifreeze spilled onto the road, shoulders and ditches of the highway.

The company was charged following an investigation by the ministry’s Investigations and Enforcement Branch. The company was fined $2,000 and was given six months to pay.