Congratulations to Kindersley Transport for being awarded the 2017 Employment Equity Achievement Award from the Labour Program of Canada for their outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Prior to 2017, the STA membership was seeking more opportunities to connect with industry associates, other members and the STA board in face-to-face settings. With a geographically disbursed membership, the STA was seeking opportunities to bring interested parties together and in 2017 started hosting Networking Breakfasts. Held in both Regina and Saskatoon to help connect as many
The Global Transportation Hub has seen a change to its Board of Directors as Dr. Sandip Lalli has replaced Captain Gordon Houston, who is retiring.
The Saskatchewan Trucking Association continues to work towards a commercial truck driving training standard in the province of Saskatchewan. A ‘standard’ in the province would mean that all truck driver training schools in the province follow a pre-approved curriculum for a set duration. This would allow the trucking industry to be confident that when new drivers are hired, they were
Commercial vehicle enforcement officers in Saskatchewan have a new mandate and a new name. The Saskatchewan Highway Patrol is replacing the former Commercial Vehicle Enforcement group.
The STA Networking Breakfast in Saskatoon was a great success this year. Well attended by carrier companies and affiliates alike, the networking breakfast includes an education component on key industry issues. This year, an information session with Diabetes Canada was included, with a key focus on the truck transport industry. With driver health becoming an increasingly important
As industry participants, we all know that staffing your operation can be a great challenge. Not only is there a nation-wide truck driver shortage, but also experienced drivers can be very difficult to come by. As part of an on-going effort to promote truck transport as a viable career option to younger generations, the STA will be representing its membership at the Stepping Stones Career Fair at
Starting March 15, 2019, drivers seeking a Class 1 commercial licence in Saskatchewan to drive semi-trucks will be required to undergo a minimum 121.5 hours of training.
The Saskatchewan Party, Saskatchewan’s governing party, elected a new leader, Scott Moe, in January. “The STA has always had a productive working relationship with the Saskatchewan Party. The pro-economic approach of the party and its willingness to work with industries to meet economic goals is very important to us as an advocacy organization. The STA looks forward to continuing
he STA held it’s Annual General Meeting on October 26 in Saskatoon. Two new members join the STA Board – Troy Christian of Manitoulin Transport and Tom Siemens of Siemens Transport.
The Saskatchewan Trucking Association is offering a new service. Companies that have recently undergone an audit or are seeking assistance for an upcoming audit – the STA can help.
At a board meeting at the end of January, the STA board and staff developed a list of priorities for advocacy efforts in 2019. The key priorities include:
The Saskatchewan Trucking Association has created a document entitled The Retrospective, which reflects on the events of 2017, recapping successes and events throughout the year. The publication can be found online at www.sasktrucking.com under the About Us section.
The Saskatchewan Trucking Association is proud to offer a new service to its Members via a partnership with the Disability Management Institute (DMI).
Aiding the Saskatchewan trucking industry in closing the gap on the ever-present truck driver shortage is advocacy work the STA takes very seriously. While it is clear to our members that there is no single long or short-term solution to the driver shortage, the association is taking key steps to address it. Staff recently attended a career fair in Regina to spread awareness of the many careers
The following STA scholarships have been awarded:
In the wake of court hearings for the driver involved in the Highway 35 collision with the Humboldt Broncos team bus, the STA did numerous
On Dec. 18, federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced the introduction of a Gazette I process for mandatory use of electronic logging devices; a decision supported by the STA. The proposed regulation will bring the Canadian trucking industry in line with enacted regulations in the US that make it the law that carriers and drivers use an electronic version of paper logbooks,
The STA now has online training! Online training will be available to both Carrier and Affiliate Member employees, covering a wide range of topics. Saskatchewan is a vast province with many trucking companies operating outside of major centres, limiting access to training and increasing the cost of ongoing education for all employees. With small companies making up the majority of
Since the beginning of the new year, the STA would like to welcome new members: Upper Canada Truck Sales, Born 2 Grow Transport, SGI Canada, Bullet Express,
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