Operation Corridor is about to be launched in Ontario.
The OPP teaming up with the MTO for a 24 hours enforcement and education drive aimed at transport safety.
The OPP has responded to more than 27 thousand collsions involving big rigs over the past five years.
Of the victims, 281 of them were drivers and passengers in other vehicles involved in the crashes. The other 40 victims were drivers of the transport trucks.
Whether these collisions were the result of unsafe driving on the part of the truck drivers or the drivers of other vehicles, the most compelling fact remains that on average, over the five-year period, for every transport truck driver that died in these collisions, there were seven other lives lost.