Dump truck operators to snarl Monday morning rush hour

Monday morning's rush hour could find motorists brought to a stand-still in some parts of the province as thousands of provincial dump-truck drivers and operators of other bulk trucks hold a series of demonstrations across the province.

The demonstrations are expected to start at 6:30am and have been planned to condemn alleged inaction by Quebec's Transport Ministry. The Association nationale des camionneurs artisans says the Quebec government has failed to take action that would prevent false-invoicing in the bulk transport sector. 

That's despite recommendations to tighten the rules, which came out of the 2015 Charbonneau Commission report. 

The Association and its members say it is "unjustifiable and unacceptable" that Transport Quebec authorizes the presence of unaffiliated truckers on public sector work sites and in government yards. 

The protests will touch a number of Transport Quebec's regional service centres, the Turcot Interchange, and the National Assembly, as well as provincial ministers' offices. 

The Association says the government's practices have left the door open to false invoicing and possible fraud, which is what the Association's members will be protesting against.