Owner of trucking company involved in Humboldt Broncos crash charged

Josh Duncan | October 10, 2018 in National News

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More charges have been laid in connection to the fatal April 6 crash involving the Humboldt Broncos team bus.

This time, it’s the owner of Adesh Deol Trucking, whose vehicle was involved in the crash, that is facing charges.

A total of eight charges have been laid against Sukhmander Singh, who didn’t have a comment when he was reached in Calgary by the Canadian Press today.

Brian Mason, Alberta’s transportation minister, said he’s being charged with non-compliance with federal and provincial safety regulations over a six-month period.

Photo Credit: Canadian Press

The charges include failure to maintain logs for drivers hours of service, failure to monitor the compliance of a driver under safety regulations, having more than one daily log for any day and failure to have or follow a written safety program.

"The charges follow an investigation that was completed by Alberta Transportation into the collision," Mason said. "The investigation found multiple instances of non−compliance of various transportation regulatory requirements in a six−month period."

Singh’s first court appearance will be Nov. 9 in Calgary and a federal Crown lawyer will be handling the prosecution.

The truck driver, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, was charged with 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death and 13 counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm earlier this year.

Adesh Deol Trucking’s operations were also suspended by Alberta Transportation.

With files from the Canadian Press.

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