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Hauling grain to an elevator shouldn’t require weeks of overly onerous and expensive training, say some in the ag sector. But families of those killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash say government shouldn’t compromise when it comes to saving lives.

Province eases up on new Class 1 licensing rules but controversy persists

The Humboldt bus crash has thrust training of semi drivers into question but there’s no easy fix

Reading Time: 4 minutes The province is exempting drivers who recently sought to obtain a Class 1 licence from costly new training requirements — but the controversial issue is far from settled. “It’s kind of nice that they’re relaxing it for a few people — I hope they have more coming,” said Kendall Bevans, a Cardston-area farmer who has […] Read more

Cattle transportation is under increasing scrutiny and truckers need to know proper loading techniques, says Rick Sincennes.

Taking a proactive approach to cattle transportation

Understanding cattle behaviour and adjusting density according to cattle type are key to proper transportation

Reading Time: 3 minutes When cattle trucker Rick Sincennes started in the business more than 30 years ago it was a different world. Today animal welfare is a profile issue in the public eye, animal activists are putting pressure on producers and the people involved in cattle transportation have an entirely different level of responsibility for themselves and their […] Read more