Derek trucks, the vehicle used by a Toronto couple to raise their daughter, is not just a fun vehicle to ride, but a source of joy.
“My daughter, she loves the trucks,” said her dad, Derek Trucks, who lives in Mississauga.
“I love seeing her get in them.”
But the trucks also have a lot of risks.
The company that owns the vehicles has been fined for using unsafe chemicals, which include lead, arsenic, cadmium, cadme, chromium, aluminum and zinc.
It has also been accused of hiding safety issues.
Derek said he decided to give up on the company in 2012 after two years of being harassed by the company.
I’m done with this,'” he said. “
It was just one of those things that I said, ‘You know what?
I’m done with this,'” he said.
Dericks father says his company is in the process of putting the brakes on.
“The thing is, we can’t continue to operate with the safety issue,” he said, adding that he has received numerous threats.
“We’ve been told that we’ll have to close down our company.
We’re not going to be able to operate in this community.
We’ve been advised to shut down.”
The city has also had issues with the trucks, including a 2014 fire that burned through the company’s trailer and the city’s waste-to-energy facility.
“A lot of things were broken in the trailers,” said Derek, adding the city also had trouble controlling the trucks.
“There was so much grease and so much waste.”
Derek has received a lot more threats since he shut down the company, he said as he sat in a parking lot in Mississaugas front yard.
“You know, a lot people say, ‘Oh, my God, I want to move to Canada.’
They want to buy a house.
They want their kid to go to school.
They don’t want to pay for this.”
Deeks father said his company was working on fixing its problems, but he said he is not optimistic that will happen soon.
“People are starting to talk about us,” he told CBC Toronto.
Deking said the city has tried to find ways to keep his business afloat. “
If we can just get that one thing working, then it will be OK.”
Deking said the city has tried to find ways to keep his business afloat.
“One of the things that we’re trying to do is make sure that we have adequate funding for the city and for the waste-treatment plant, which is about $4 million,” he explained.
Dekeys sister said she wants to continue raising her daughter, but said she thinks it’s time for him to move on. “
To have that sort of financial backing and support from the city, I think is something we can all get behind.”
Dekeys sister said she wants to continue raising her daughter, but said she thinks it’s time for him to move on.
She said the company should have been taken off the streets and the company could have been shut down.
“He should have gone to jail, because they’re taking away his livelihood,” she said.
“So why are they going to take away his income?”
With files from The Canadian Press and The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation