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B.C. government mandating new training for class 1 commercial drivers

An Okanagan family of a Humboldt Broncos crash victim are elated that the B.C. government has now introduced mandatory entry-level training (MELT) for class 1 commercial drivers. “We are very pleased to get this fantastic news and we are really looking forward to seeing the results on our highways,” said Ginny Hunter. Lawrence and Ginny Hunter’s 18-year-old son, Logan, died in the tragic 2018 Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Saskatchewan.

May 14, 2021 | Author: safer | View Article

B.C. introduces mandatory entry-level training

“Safer Roads Canada is pleased to see British Columbia join the other western provinces in rolling out a MELT program that takes into account the challenging driving conditions and terrain in this province, including winding, narrow mountain passes and icy highways,” said Lawrence and Ginny Hunter, Safer Roads Canada board members, whose 18-year-old son Logan was fatally injured in the 2018 Humboldt Broncos bus crash.

April 2, 2021 | Author: safer | View Article

Safer Roads Canada raises red flags over province's rollback of trucking regulations.

Todd Saelhof - Calgary Herald | Regulations are being relaxed for truck drivers and railway operators in Alberta to keep the supply chain up and running during the COVID-19 pandemic. But these temporary modifications being put into play by the province are being challenged by an advocacy group trying to keep our roads as safe as possible.

April 12, 2020 | View Article

The Road to Safety | New group pushing for stricter safety standards.

Apr 2020 - Today's Trucking Magazine. Article by Derek Clouthier.

April 2, 2020 | View Article

Humboldt Broncos parents, safety advocates concerned about relaxed trucking rules.

The Saskatchewan government is relaxing rules for truckers. Drivers will be allowed to exceed the maximum of 13 hours driving per shift if they are carrying essential goods during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press)

March 31, 2020 | View Article

CTV Morning Live | 'We're fighting, we're not going to stop': Families of highway crash victims push for safer roads.

EDMONTON -- A new group that includes families of some the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash wants to make our roads safer so more people get home safely. Safer Roads Canada launched last week. “We’re seeing that this is a very needed cause and we’re moving forward strongly with it,” Executive Director Pattie Fair told CTV Morning Live Edmonton.

March 10, 2020 | View Article

630 CHED - The Ryan Jespersen Show | Road safety group advocating for stricter training for class 1 drivers.

Pattie Fair, executive director, Safer Roads Canada and Chris Joseph, a director on the Board of Safer Roads Canada talk with Ryan Jespersen about Safer Roads Canada and advocating for stricter class 1 training for truck drivers.

March 10, 2020 | View Article

Families of truck crash victims form non-profit to press for stricter licensing rules.

Families whose relatives have been killed in crashes involving transport trucks are forming a non-profit organization to push for graduated licensing for new big-rig drivers and to designate trucking as a skilled trade so new operators receive more training before hitting the road.

March 8, 2020 | View Article

Families of Humboldt crash victims unite in call for better training for truck drivers.

A new advocacy group, that includes families of some of the victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, is calling for improvements to Canada's commercial licensing system. Safer Roads Canada, which launched Friday, aims to improve safety on the nation's highways by ensuring commercial drivers are properly trained.

March 7, 2020 | View Article

Parents of Humboldt Broncos crash victims demand national mandatory semi-truck driver training.

A new advocacy group with ties to the Humboldt Broncos bus crash is calling for mandatory national standards when it comes to semi-truck driver training. Safer Roads Canada says its goal is to improve Canada’s commercial licensing system and make our roads a safer place for everyone to travel.

March 6, 2020 | View Article

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