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    Honoring Humboldt: We must learn the lessons that emerge

    April 13, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    The only thing we really know about the collision at the intersection of Saskatchewan highways 35 and 335 is the extent of the tragedy. Sixteen members of the Humboldt Broncos family, all too young, were lost in early April when a bus and truck collided. Thirteen more were injured. The scars, both physical and emotional, remain.

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    Demo allows challenges to U.S. crash findings

    July 31, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) launches a demonstration project on August 1 that will allow carriers to dispute crash findings applied to collision since June 1.

    If those crashes are found to be “not preventable”, individual Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scores could improve.

    The program emerges following a study on crash causes, released earlier in July.

    The agency will use its DataQs national data correction system to accept Requests for Data Reviews (RDRs) to “evaluate the preventability of certain categories of crashes”.

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    Board identifies causes of Quebec crash

    June 26, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    MONTREAL, QC – A chain of events – including tight following distances and the unexpected application of another truck’s emergency brakes — ultimately led to the death of a truck driver on the Metropolitan Expressway, Quebec’s workplace health and safety board has determined.

    Gilbert Prince, a driver with Enterprise Gestion Georges and Robert, died at the scene of the August 9 collision on Route A40. Smoke from the resulting fire was reportedly seen as much as 30 kilometers away.

    It all began when a Bombardier fuel truck stopped unexpectedly on Lajeunesse Street, according to Commission des norms, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST). The cube van that was following it was able to stop in time, but a Givesco flatbed to its rear ended up hitting the back of the cube van. Prince’s fuel tanker collided with those.

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    Plan for the worst collisions, loss control specialist says

    June 16, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    NIAGARA FALLS, ON – Roads and highways can be a dangerous place. The World Health Organization says there were about 1.25 million road traffic fatalities around the world in 2013, notes David Gaskin, a loss control specialist with Aviva Canada. Canada records about six such fatalities per 100,000 people.

  • Study says link between weather and crashes not what you think

    May 29, 2017 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    TORONTO, ON — Quick: Do more accidents happen in lousy or good weather? According to a research study led by Sunnybrook Hospital physician and epidemiologist Dr. Donald Redelmeier, it’s actually the bright, sunny days that put us at all at greater risk of getting into a crash.

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    Too many commercial vehicles in crashes: OPP

    December 23, 2014 12:00AM by Allan

    ORILLIA, ON – Provincial police force says it is dealing with too many truck collisions on Ontario roads.

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    Chronic speeders not slowing down

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    TORONTO — In a period of less than a month, Ontario Provincial Police and other police forces around the province have nabbed more than 700 speeders doing at least 50 km/h over the posted limit.

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    Manitoba trucking boss blasts anti-truck article

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    WINNIPEG — You’d think that the media would have stopped using Canadians for Responsible and Safe Highways (CRASH) as a reputable source

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    Parked Truck Blamed in Cali SUV Accident

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The truck driver who parked his rig on the side of a Southern California freeway was the cause for the horrific SUV crash that claimed three lives, an L.A. jury concluded.

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    ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Trucks no match for ‘Wreckhouse’ winds

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    PORT Aux BASQUE, Nfld. — It’s not uncommon in these parts to see tractor-trailers take to the air, getting blown clean off the Trans-Canada.