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How IBC proposes fighting insurance fraud in the trucking sector

May 31, 2021 by Jason Contant

Provincial governments should implement a database to verify the validity of a trucking carrier’s insurance as one way of helping to identify fraud in the sector, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is recommending. At the time of policy renewals, insurers

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NDP motion calls for Ontario truck insurance relief

April 30, 2021 John G. Smith

Ontario NDP MPP Guy Bourgouin (Mushkegowuk-James Bay) has officially introduced a motion calling on the provincial government to tackle rising insurance costs faced by owner-operators. “Today is a victory for all the truckers in northern Ontario and across the province

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New Brunswick premier urges truck drivers to get a COVID 19 vaccination

April 14, 2021 Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick’s premier is urging truck drivers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible, but the head of a regional trucking association says it’s not that simple. Blaine Higgs told reporters Tuesday only about 800 of

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RSA exec maps out the long haul towards better trucking rates

December 17, 2020 by David Gambrill

If you’re a commercial insurance broker or client looking for the end of high premiums for trucking fleets, insurers would like to hear from you about how to resolve a major systemic issue facing the trucking industry. “I would say

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Electronic logs will be mandatory for truck, bus drivers

June 14, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

ETOBICOKE, Ont. – Transport Canada says it will require all commercial drivers to have electronic logging devices – one of the recommendations from a coroner’s report into the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. The federal department says the tamper-resistant devices will

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Regulator greenlights Echelon Insurance acquisition

May 31, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A $166-million deal aimed at getting CAA Insurance some new non-standard auto customers is a done deal. CAA Club Group’s acquisition of Echelon Insurance got final regulatory approval, Echelon Financial Holdings Inc. announced Thursday. The deal officially closed on May

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BrokerLink makes third acquisition in May

May 31, 2019 by Jason Contant

BrokerLink has made its third acquisition in May with the purchase of Alberta independent insurance brokerage Thomson Schindle Green Insurance & Financial Services Ltd. (TSG). With branches in Medicine Hat, Calgary, Brooks, Bassano and Edmonton, TSG has been providing insurance

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Intact’s BrokerLink makes double acquisition

May 3, 2019 by Jason Contant

BrokerLink has announced the acquisition of two brokerages: the Athabasca, Alta. branch of JDR Insurance and Guelph, Ont.-based Amplex Insurance Brokers Ltd. Both transactions were effective May 1 and terms of the transactions were not disclosed, BrokerLink said in a

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Owner of truck in Broncos crash admits to safety offences

March 28, 2019 Bill Graveland - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – The owner of the transport truck involved in the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash has admitted he did not follow provincial and federal safety rules in the months leading up to the collision. Sukhmander Singh of Adesh Deol

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Eight years jail time for truck driver in Broncos bus crash

March 22, 2019 Bill Graveland and Stephanie Taylor - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MELFORT, Sask. _ A truck driver who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos crash has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu of Calgary had pleaded guilty earlier this year to 29 counts of dangerous driving. He stood

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One politician’s idea for reducing the severity of school bus crashes

March 1, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Seatbelts with shoulder harnesses should be mandatory on all school buses, an opposition member of Ontario’s provincial parliament told Canadian Underwriter Friday. “We should have the use of three-point seat belts on school buses to prevent injury and even death,”

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Multiple trucking violations by Humboldt semi driver noted in government report

January 29, 2019 Bill Graveland - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MELFORT, Sask. – A Saskatchewan government report says the driver of a semi-truck should not have been on the road the day he flew through a stop sign and caused a crash with the Humboldt Broncos team bus. The report