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Owner of carrier involved in Humboldt collision charged


REGINA, Sask. – The owner of the trucking company involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus collision has been charged with eight counts of failing to comply with safety regulations.

Sukhmander Singh, owner of Calgary-based Adesh Deol Trucking, will face seven federal charges, including two counts of failing to maintain HOS logs, three counts of failing to monitor the compliance of a driver, and two counts of having more than one log for a given day. The final charge is under provincial regulations for failure to possess or follow a written safety program.

The driver of the truck, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, was charged in July with 29 counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and bodily injury.

The April 6 collision resulted in 16 deaths and 13 injuries.

Singh will first appear in court Nov. 9 in Calgary.


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5 Comments » for Owner of carrier involved in Humboldt collision charged
  1. Robert Allard says:

    It is very unfortunate and it was a bad accident that could of happen to any of us at any time. Being on the road bring a lot of challenges and this is why driver and company owners have to be up to date with regulations.
    To comply is not so easy but it save your butt when and if the situation like this one happen.

  2. L Veitch says:

    Robert, I agree 100% about being on top of regulations and rules. But not just to protect our butts, It’s also about protecting our people and those other folks on the road as well. Being legal and doing what is right has a cost and it’s always worth it to be on the right side of these things. I”m so very sorry to the families of all parties the driver included who should have never been pulling B trains with his lack of training. Maybe the rest of us will do better moving forward.
    God bless the families of those lost.

  3. GARY PATTERSON says:

    ANY GOOD TRUCK DRIVER KNOW’S.,THAT THIS ACCIDENT COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED. IT WAS COMPLETE NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF THE DRIVER THAT WAS BEHIND THE WHEEL OF THIS TRUCK. APART FROM IGNORING YEILDING THE RIGHT OF WAY., THIS DRIVER SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN PULLING A B-TRAIN TO BEGIN WITH.,LACK OF EXPERIENCE.,AND THE PROVINCE OF (ALBERTA’S) TRANSPORT COMMISSION IS AS MUCH TO BLAME FOR THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THIS ACCIDENT TO BEGIN WITH.,EVERYONE IN THE GOVERNMENT TURN’S A BLIND EYE TO THIS.,AS LONG AS THEY SEE MONEY COMING IN.,THEY COULD CARE-LESS WHO GET’S IN A TRUCK & GO., IT’S A REAL FREE FOR ALL.,AND IT IS A REAL SHAME THAT INNOCENT LIVE’S HAD TO BE LOST BECAUSE OF THIS OVERSIGHT. I WATCHED ON TELEVISION JUST A FEW DAY’S AGO & LISTENED TO A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL SPEAKING ABOUT HOW SOME CHARGE’S WERE GOING TO BE LAID AGAINST THE DRIVER & OWNER.,AND WHEN HE SPOKE ON NATIONAL T.V.,HIS HEAD REMAINED DOWN THE ENTIRE TIME AS HE SPOKE.,AS IF HE WERE ASHAMED TO ANNOUNCE ANY CHARGE’S WERE COMING TO THE PARTY INVOLVED. IF THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S WOULD DO THEIR JOB’S CORRECTLY & NOT GIVE ANY AUTHORITY TO THESE FLY BY NIGHT OUT-FIT’S WHO DO NOT HAVE THE 1st.,CLUE IN WHAT SAFETY OR OPERATING A TRUCKING IS IN THE FIRST PLACE.

  4. Qayum Virani says:

    As we all know more than 50% of drivers get there commercial drivers license in less than 2 weeks. They are never trained for the road.in Ontario the MTO has a 104.5 hours mandatory training program. This is not enough but it is better than other jurisdictions. This accident should not have happened.

  5. Tim says:

    There will be some damage control and some new laws with no teeth,that the trucking companies can manipulate like all the other ones.
    Once the uproar dies down it will go back to the way it is if it ever changes at all.
    If they train drivers to be professional tradespeople ,then they’ll have to Pay and treat them as such and that will never happen.

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