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MTA-Inland/Custom Truck Sales Inc./Kenworth Truck Co. Industry Excellence Awards

Pictured are the recipients of this year’s Industry Excellence Awards.

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Red River College’s First Impressions Recruitment Event

The First Impressions Recruitment Event at Red River College (RRC) came about because of employers requesting an opportunity to recruit from RRC’s business programs in the fall for full-time, part-time, summer, term, and future career positions. This event gives employers that opportunity – the first chance to recruit business students before they graduate.

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STA speaks up for rest stops

Saskatchewan is notorious for its lack of rest stops. Truck stops are in short supply, but so are basic rest areas, pull outs and extra wide shoulders. To stop somewhere safely – truck drivers need rest areas. The rest area is a big part of the quality of life for all drivers. With a shortage of drivers, safety and quality of life are two primary considerations drivers must make when considering the transportation industry as a viable career. Safe options need to exist to help grow the industry and decrease the driver shortage.

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Next Generation Certificate Program™

The STA has partnered with The Humphrey Group to locally replicate the very popular Next Generation Certificate Program™ for current and future senior leaders in the transportation and logistics sector. This program is taught widely, to great acclaim, across many Canadian Trucking Alliance member organizations. Saskatchewan transportation and logistics leaders will no longer need to travel out of the province to obtain this type of development.

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STA hires full-time policy analys

The Saskatchewan Trucking Association a new staff member: Jordan Ewart. He is the STA’s new full-time policy analyst. Jordan was born and raised in Saskatchewan. He pursued his education in Manitoba, obtaining a B.A. in International Development Studies, which focuses on history and processes of economics, sociology, and politics. In this field, the focus can be as large as international affairs, but can also be narrowed to local development in community. He is finishing a second B.A. in Conflict Resolution. 

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New STA members

The STA is pleased to welcome the following new members to the membership: Six Axle Transportation Ltd., 2BSURE Substance Abuse Professional Services Ltd., Ghost Transportation Services, Trans Continental Motor Freight Inc., and Clark & Edmunds Transport Ltd.

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Trimac purchases Gibson Energy’s Canadian truck transportation business

Trimac Transportation (“Trimac”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Canadian truck transportation business of Gibson Energy Inc., an oil infrastructure company with a significant presence in Alberta and Western Canada. The purchase of this business compliments Trimac’s existing portfolio, further expanding its coverage and capabilities in the services of bulk transportation.

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Uni-Select launches its largest-ever distribution centre in Calgary

Uni-Select Inc. recently celebrated the official opening of a new Bumper to Bumper distribution centre in Calgary. This facility has a footprint of 296,085 sq. ft., making it Uni-Select’s largest distribution centre.

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Ottawa commits to reinvesting carbon revenue back into trucking industry

The federal government announced that revenue from the national carbon pricing system can be used to support fleets that invest in environmentally clean trucking technologies and devices.

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Final ELD rule, including third party certification for federal operations

June 13 saw the announcement of the electronic logging device (ELD) rule, demonstrating Transport Minster Marc Garneau’s vision and leadership regarding transportation safety issues in Canada and delivering on the Council of Transportation Ministers’ and First Ministers’ commitment to the industry.

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FMCSA looks to expand young driver pilot

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has not yet issued a proposal to lower the age for interstate truck drivers, but the agency announced that it is seeking public comment on a ‘potential’ pilot program that would allow drivers ages 18 to 20 to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce, according to Heavy Duty Trucking.

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