Owner of killer truck in court

Winnipeg Sun - - CLASSIFIED -

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

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