The owner of the Calgary-based trucking company, Adesh Deol Trucking, involved in the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash last year has just pled guilty to all safety charges laid against him.
In total, owner Sukhmander Singh pleaded guilty to five counts of failing to follow rules under the Motor Vehicle Transport Act and the Alberta Traffic Safety Act.
According to Global News, the safety breaches include failing to maintain time logs for drivers, neglecting to ensure drivers complied with safety regulations, and failure to provide a written safety program for employees.
Documents submitted to the court also showed that the offences took place in the months leading up to the crash on April 6th, 2018, between January 1st and March 31st.
As Singh’s charges are civil and not criminal, he was charged the maximum fine possible, $5000.
On Friday, the driver of the truck, Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, was sentenced to 8 years in prison for his involvement in the collision.
The deadly crash claimed the lives of 16 players and coaches who were on their way to Junior Hockey League playoff games in Saskatchewan, and injured 13 more .
The trucking company is no longer in operation.