Driver of the truck was not injured in April 6 crash that claimed 15 lives
The transport truck involved in a crash with the Humboldt Broncos bus sits at Astro Towing in Saskatoon.
The truck involved in a Saskatchewan crash that killed 15 people and injured 14 more belonged to a company based in Calgary.
spokesperson for Alberta Transportation said the
company, Adesh Deol Trucking Ltd., has an unblemished safety record in
the province since being formed in September 2017, with no violations
and two inspections.
Based on the Saskatchewan collision, however, the company's safety certificate has been suspended.
Brian Mason, Alberta's transportation minister, said the investigation and suspension are standard procedure.
is automatic in a serious case like this and the licence of the company
to operate has been suspended pending the outcome," he said. "Primarily
the investigation is being conducted by the Saskatchewan Department of
Transportation and the Saskatchewan RCMP and we don't want to say
anything that could interfere with that."
Sukhmander Singh, who
owns the trucking company, said he travelled to Saskatoon to pick the
driver up after the crash and return him to his home in Calgary.
driver — who Singh said is about 30 years old — was not injured in the
crash, but Singh said it has taken a heavy emotional toll on him.
"The guy is in counselling … not sleeping well, not eating well," he said.
"Really upset. Me too. I'm sorry for this."
said he had given the man two weeks of training and he had been driving
on his own for that company for two weeks before the crash happened.
Singh said the driver was on his way to Melfort, Sask., when the crash happened and he was carrying a load of peat moss.
Transportation will conduct its own probe into the crash, but
that can't be completed until the Saskatchewan investigation is done.
look at the stuff we can look at, but of course they have the log books
and so on and will have them for some time ... they're not available to
us," said Mason.
company does have one Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance inspection
defect from the Northwest Territories for violating the federal hours of
"This is a minor infraction," said a
spokesperson for Alberta Transportation. "If it happened in Alberta, the
sanction might be to ensure that the driver took time to rest."
The company operates two trucks.
driver of the truck was not injured in the April 6 crash that claimed
15 lives and injured 14 people. The driver was detained by police for a
short time in the immediate aftermath of the crash, then was
released and received psychological support.
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