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Legal Corner

In the wake of the tragedy that rocked the country, provincial governments across the Prairies are considering substantial changes to the required training for new drivers, and additional restrictions on who is capable of driving over-sized trucks.

On April 6, 2018, a tandem trailer belonging to an Alberta-based trucking carrier crashed into the team bus of the Humboldt Broncos. What ensued was a nightmare for not only the team and their friends and family, but for Canadians nationwide. The accident resulted in 16 individuals losing their lives and 13 others being injured.

Despite the accident occurring just outside of Armley, in east-central Saskatchewan, the truck that crashed into the bus was licensed in Alberta. Following the tragedy, reports emerged that the driver of that truck had only roughly a year of commercial truck driver experience and barely two weeks on the job with his employer, the carrier company.

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