Trucking Company Not Guilty for Having US-Compliant Documentation

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At an inspection station, an inspector found that a truck was missing a safety placard on the front of the trailer. In addition, the documentation for the goods being transported, which came from Michigan, complied with US but not Canadian transportation of dangerous goods standards. The court convicted the trucking company for not having a placard but acquitted it on the documentation charge. The TDG Regulations permits dangerous goods to be transported into or through Canada with documents that comply with US regulations under specified conditions, which applied here [R. v. Quik X Transportation Inc., [2011] ONCJ 9 (CanLII), Jan. 7, 2011].