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80th Anniversary AGM & Gala Awards Banquet

Join the Saskatchewan Trucking Association in celebrating its 80th Anniversary at this year’s AGM & Gala Awards Banquet. Join STA members, staff and board of directors on October 21 in Regina at the Delta Hotel for a celebration that includes live entertainment, dinner, and industry specific awards.

 

STA Golf Classic
The STA Golf Classic will be held on August 31 at the Legends Golf Course near Saskatoon, SK. Registration remains open until near the event date.

 

Wide Base Single Tires win for STA
Wide Base Single Tires will now run at par with duals on Saskatchewan highways as of July 1, 2017. The long and hard advocacy battle the STA has been fighting to have New Generation Super Singles in use at the same weight as duals in Saskatchewan has ended with a major success for the association and the trucking industry.

At the end of 2016, the STA was told this would happen… eventually – and that was great news. Now that the Minister has provided a date and a public confirmation, it’s time for celebrating. STA members have been advocating for this for over a decade, it’s a big relief to many companies that they will be able to use the chosen tires are par weights.

In testing conditions and pilot programs, the technology has shown up to an 11% decrease in fuel consumption compared to dual tires.

The announcement was given to an eager crowd of industry stakeholders, gathered together by the STA for a policymaker-stakeholder discussion on trucking policy, followed by a celebratory cocktail reception. The event drew industry representatives from across the province and policy makers from a variety of government departments and crown corporations.

Currently, the tires can be used on a limited number of highways under a permit program issued by the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure. Companies wishing to utilize the permits must first contact the Saskatchewan Trucking Association. Please contact 306-569-9696 or nsinclair@sasktrucking.com for details on how your company can now use New Generation Wide Base Single tires at weight par with duals.

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