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Advocacy group formed by families who lost loved ones in semi-truck crashes.

A new non-profit group advocating road safety has been formed nearly two years after a deadly hockey bus crash in rural Saskatchewan. Safer Roads Canada was founded by families, including some Humboldt Broncos parents, who have lost loved ones in crashes involving semi-trucks.

March 6, 2020 | View Article

New group calling for stronger commercial driver standards.

Pattie Fair’s life was turned upside down when her husband was killed in a highway collision in 2017 in British Columbia. As a health and safety professional and a grieving family member, she has been working ever since on making roads safer for Canadian drivers by pushing for more regulations for the Canadian trucking industry.

February 4, 2020 | View Article

Opinion: Proposal to axe air brake re-testing is ‘ridiculous’.

So here we are at the start of a new year, and it’s full of unresolved trucking issues right off the bat, especially on the driver training front. I won’t apologize for writing on this subject yet again, as I have in my last two columns, because I’ve had a zillion responses to those two opinion pieces. Nobody’s happy. - Rolf Lockwood, Today's Trucking | Opinion

December 11, 2019 | View Article

Fatal trucking accidents prompt calls for better training

Families of Canadians who have died in collisions with semi-trucks are demanding the B.C. government catch up with other provinces that have improved trucker training. - Nick Eagland, Vancouver Sun | Local News

December 6, 2019 | View Article

"These aren't accidents, they're crashes" - Families of truck-crash victims pressure province for action.

Two women who both lost loved ones in crashes with semi-trailers are pressuring the B.C. government to catch up with other provinces and improve safety standards in the trucking industry. B.C. is the only province west of Quebec that has not changed its commercial licensing rules since the Humboldt Broncos bus crash last year.

December 6, 2019 | View Article

Families of Humboldt victims call on Alberta government to roll back trucking rule changes

Some family members tied to victims of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash have escalated their campaign against the Alberta government’s decision to ease new training standards for some people seeking licences to drive transport trailers and buses, appearing alongside members of the Opposition New Democrats on Wednesday to call for the government to reverse those changes. - Carrie Tait, The Globe and Mail, Calgary

October 17, 2019 | View Article

How an immigration scheme steers newcomers into Canadian trucking jobs – and puts lives at risk

Immigration consultants and trucking firms with sketchy safety records have found ways to exploit foreign job seekers, sometimes with tragic results when unprepared drivers are sent out on the road, a Globe investigation finds. - Kathy Tomlinson, The Global and Mail, Vancouver

October 6, 2019 | View Article

Parliamentary committee wants Transportation Safety Board to oversee highway safety

A parliamentary committee has added its voice to those calling for the Transportation Safety Board to oversee highway safety across the country. - Elizabeth Payne, Ottawa Citizen

June 12, 2019 | View Article

Report 31: Bus Passenger Safety (Canada House of Commons)

Bus passenger safety has been top-of-mind for many Canadians in the past few years as recent tragic events have raised concerns regarding the safety features and crashworthiness of buses in Canada. To examine this ongoing issue, the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities undertook, in April 2019, a study of bus passenger safety. Although there is room for improvement, testimony from stakeholders demonstrated that buses, particularly school buses, are among the safest modes of…

June 11, 2019 | View Article

Rapport 31: La sécurité des passagers d’autobus (PARLEMENT DU CANADA)

La sécurité des passagers d’autobus préoccupe au plus haut point de nombreux Canadiens depuis quelques années, car de récents événements tragiques ont soulevé des préoccupations à l’égard des dispositifs de sécurité et de la résistance à l’impact des autobus au Canada. Pour examiner cet enjeu actuel, le Comité permanent des transports, de l’infrastructure et des collectivités a entrepris, en avril 2019, une étude sur la sécurité des passagers d’autobus. Même s’il est possible de faire mieux dans ce domaine,…

May 29, 2019 | View Article

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