Alberta suspends certificate of trucking company involved in Broncos crash

Alberta Transportation suspends safety certificate for Adesh Deol Trucking Ltd. after fatal Saskatchewan bus crash. Regulator tells StarMetro the trucking company had a ‘very clean record.’

A Calgary trucking company that owns the semi truck that collided with the Humboldt Broncos bus and killed 15 people has been ordered to keep its vehicles off the road.

A spokesman with Alberta Transportation says Adesh Deol Trucking Ltd. started operating last fall. John Archer said the government suspended the commercial carrier’s safety fitness certificate on Monday.

He said, “This is standard procedure.”

The company hasn’t had any violations or convictions and hasn’t been involved in any collisions before now, Archer added.

The Broncos junior team was heading to Nipawin on Friday when the crash occurred at an intersection north of Tisdale, Sask. RCMP say 15 people died in the crash and 14 were injured.

As of Monday, two people had been released from hospital and, of the dozen that remained, four were listed in critical condition.

RCMP have said the truck driver survived the accident.

Paul Dederick, spokesperson for Saskatchewan RCMP, had refused to provide any information on the truck’s licence or ownership, claiming it was all evidence in the investigation of Friday’s crash that police needed to keep confidential. But StarMetro was able to record the Alberta licence plates for the truck and trailer impounded at a Saskatoon facility.