The owner of the Alberta trucking company involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash is facing eight charges in Alberta for non-compliance with federal and provincial safety regulations over a six-month period.
Alberta Transportation Minister Brian Mason made the announcement in Edmonton on Wednesday.
Sukhmander Singh of Adesh Deol Trucking will appear in a Calgary courtroom November 9.
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.
A truck belonging to Singh’s company that was being driven by 29 year old Jaskirit Sidhu hit the bus carrying the Broncos hockey team April 6 killing 16 and injuring 13 others. Sidhu is currently before the courts with his next appearance scheduled for October 23. He is facing 16 charges of dangerous driving causing death and 13 of dangerous driving causing injury. At that time, Sidhu will choose how the case will be heard– either by provincial court judge, Court of Queen’s Bench judge or Court of Queen’s Bench.