Today's Trucking

Humboldt truck driver sentenced to eight years

March 22, 2019 by John Smith

MELFORT, Sask. – Calgary-based truck driver Jaskirat Singh Sidhu will spend eight years in prison for his role in the Humboldt Broncos crash near Tisdale, Sask., which killed 16 and injured 13. He had pleaded guilty to 29 counts of […]


Paying the Piper: There is blame to share in Humboldt tragedy

February 1, 2019 Jim Park

Now we know what happened at that cold crossroads near Tisdale, Sask., where 16 lives were snuffed out in an instant, 13 people were badly injured, and the expected arc of dozens of families was irrevocably knocked off kilter. A […]


Humboldt crash driver had 70 violations in 11 days

January 29, 2019 by John Smith

MELFORT, Sask. — Documents presented at the sentencing hearing of Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, the truck driver who pleaded guilty to causing the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, show he had committed 70 violations of federal and provincial trucking regulations in 11 […]


Updated: Humboldt driver pleads guilty in crash, intersection to be upgraded

January 9, 2019 by John Smith

REGINA, Sask. – There will be no prolonged trial for the truck driver involved in the fatal crash with a bus carrying members of the Humboldt Broncos. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu has pled guilty to all charges against him – 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death, and 13 counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.


Trucking’s Newsmakers of 2018

December 29, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – A new year is on the horizon. Given that, we thought it was a good time to choose the trucking industry’s Top 10 Newsmakers of 2018.


Humboldt’s Legacy: The lessons truck drivers will learn

December 10, 2018 John G. Smith

Few events have shaken Canada’s trucking industry more than last spring’s crash between a truck and Humboldt Broncos bus near Armley, Sask. Families were left to mourn 16 dead and support the 13 wounded. The charges against Adesh Deol Trucking and its driver are now making their way through the courts. But there are already signs that this collision will have a lasting legacy – especially as provinces look to refine the skills of those behind the wheel.


Alberta to mandate driver training

July 11, 2018 by John Smith

CALGARY, Alta. – Alberta has been discussing the idea of mandatory entry-level driver training since 2016, but it was ultimately the fatal crash of a truck and team bus that accelerated plans to require such training by January 2019.


Adesh Deol’s second driver back at work

June 13, 2018 by John Smith

CALGARY, Alta. – The trucking company involved in the Saskatchewan truck-bus crash that killed 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos remains under investigation with a suspended Safety Fitness Certificate – but its only other driver is back at work.

“A numbered company has been registered that is connected to the company involved in the Humboldt incident. It is our understanding that one of the trucks and one of the drivers listed from Adesh Deol Trucking Ltd. are operating with this numbered company,” Alberta Transportation said in a response to questions from Today’s Trucking. “The only driver currently employed by the numbered company is not the driver who was involved in the Humboldt incident.”

The Canadian Trucking Alliance reports that while the new company has a different owner, the address is the same as the carrier involved in the crash.


Adesh Deol Trucking remains grounded

May 1, 2018 by John Smith

EDMONTON, Alta. – The company that owns the truck involved in a fatal truck-bus crash in Humboldt, Sask., remains grounded by Alberta Transportation as a police investigation continues.

Calgary-based Adesh Deol Trucking has just one other truck, but its safety fitness certificate was suspended following the April 6 collision that killed 16.

“Alberta Transportation’s investigation of the commercial carrier involved in the Humboldt incident is ongoing,” said a ministry spokesman, although an assessment of National Safety Code (NSC) compliance has concluded.


Honoring Humboldt: We must learn the lessons that emerge

April 13, 2018 John G. Smith

The only thing we really know about the collision at the intersection of Saskatchewan highways 35 and 335 is the extent of the tragedy. Sixteen members of the Humboldt Broncos family, all too young, were lost in early April when a bus and truck collided. Thirteen more were injured. The scars, both physical and emotional, remain.


Sask. crash sees suspended licence for trucking company

April 10, 2018 by elizabeth

CALGARY, Alta. – The small trucking company whose driver was involved in the Humboldt bus crash has had its licence to operate temporarily suspended pending the outcome of an investigation. According to a Global News report, Alberta Transport Minister Brian Mason […]