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Alberta to crack down on untrained truckers

EDMONTON, Alta. -- Alberta Transport Minister, Lyle Oberg, says the province will crack down on illegal truckers fo...


EDMONTON, Alta. — Alberta Transport Minister, Lyle Oberg, says the province will crack down on illegal truckers following the bust of a Calgary-based licensing mill.

Police recently laid charges against Delta Driving School for allegedy providing bogus Class 1 licences to driers who weren’t properly trained.

“This is a critical issue and we don’t want people on our roads who aren’t qualified,” Oberg told the Calgary Sun, adding improperly trained drivers are essentially piloting a "big projectile."

“The bottom line is we have a critical issue and whatever is needed by investigators to do the job, they will get,” Oberg added. “These people, if they’re doing what it’s alleged they’re doing, we will find them and we will prosecute them.”

Dr. Gurdip Bhullar, 55, and Jaswant Singh, 54, have each been charged with forgery of documents and breach of public office.

Liberal government services critic Mo Elsalhy suggested the province return to independent government testing for motor vehicle licences. Currently, driver examinations are carried out by independent examiners.


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