Owner of killer truck in court
CALGARY — The owner of a trucking company involved in the fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash appeared without a lawyer at his first court appearance Friday.
Sukhmander Singh of Adesh Deol Trucking was represented by duty counsel, who asked that the matter be set over to Nov. 30.
Singh, 36, didn’t speak to anyone on his way into court in Calgary.
Sixteen people were killed and 13 were injured in rural Saskatchewan when the Broncos junior hockey team bus and a semi-truck owned by Singh collided at an intersection last spring.
Singh faces eight charges relating to non-compliance with federal and provincial safety regulations.
There are seven charges under the federal Motor Vehicle Transport Act: two counts of failing to maintain logs for drivers hours of service, three of failing to monitor the compliance of a driver under safety regulations, and two of having more than one daily log for any day.
The eighth charge under the Alberta Traffic Safety Act alleges failure to have or follow a written safety program.
Sukhmander Singh, right, owner of the trucking company involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, arrives at court in Calgary yesterday. JEFF MCINTOSH/THE CANADIAN PRESS