Saskatchewan Trucking Association

Saskatchewan Trucking Association pleased to see truckers getting vaccinated in North Dakota

Apr 28, 2021 | 6:10am

The Saskatchewan Trucking Association is glad to see truck drivers based in Saskatchewan receive their COVID vaccines in North Dakota. It comes after a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the province and the state to allow for roughly 2,000 truck drivers to receive the vaccine. STA Executive Director Susan Ewart says there’s been very […]

Saskatchewan Trucking Association calling for voluntary, not mandatory, COVID-19 testing

Feb 27, 2021 | 6:34am

The Saskatchewan Trucking Association is calling for voluntary COVID-19 testing at the Canada-U.S. border instead of mandatory tests. Executive Director Susan Ewart says mandatory tests would create shipping delays at the border. “We’re not supporting not-testing, but we want to look at voluntary testing away from the borders at different locations so as to alleviate […]

Regina City Council votes to remove 9th Avenue North as a trucking route

Oct 28, 2020 | 11:26pm

At the last meeting before the civic election, Regina City Council passed a motion that will see 9th Avenue North removed as a trucking route. The leading voice behind the motion was Ward 9 Councillor Jason Mancinelli, who says the motion has been a long time coming, as he’s been working on it since 2017. […]

STA voices concerns over proposed closure of Regina truck route

Oct 13, 2020 | 12:17pm

The City of Regina is discussing banning commercial trucks on 9th Avenue North, something the Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) is strongly against. The proposed ban would only be in affect from the Regina Bypass to Courtney Street, but STA Executive Director Susan Ewart says the closure will have a lot of impact. “If it gets […]

New program aiming to get more women into the trucking industry

Sep 20, 2020 | 11:37am

Driving a semi-truck is a profession that many think is male-dominated. While there are women behind the wheel of a big rig, a new program being established has the intention of getting more ladies in the industry. The “Women Shifting Gears” pilot program is a partnership between the provincial government, the Saskatchewan Trucking Association and […]

Saskatchewan Trucking Association welcomes funding for trucking companies from Federated Co-op

Feb 20, 2020 | 6:30am

The Saskatchewan Trucking Association says trucking companies are welcoming financial relief coming from Federated Co-op in the aftermath of the Unifor labour dispute at the Co-op refinery complex. FCL announced Wednesday that they would be paying 75% of what the trucking companies would normally be paid, but the STA says some cost recovery is better […]

Saskatchewan Trucking Association concerned with situation at Co-op refinery

Dec 12, 2019 | 12:39pm

The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) has voiced concerns regarding the challenges truckers are facing at the Co-op refinery in Regina during their labour dispute. The association sent out a release Thursday morning detailing a number of complaints truckers are experiencing when arriving and leaving the facility. In their statement, road safety for both truckers and […]

Saskatchewan Trucking Association pleased with planned improvements to Highway 39

Sep 28, 2019 | 1:00pm

The trucking industry is excited to see improvements to Highway 39 moving forward. Earlier this week the province announced a 53.3 million dollar project to add five sets of passing lanes to the road between Estevan and Weyburn. Saskatchewan Trucking Association Executive Director Susan Ewart said she is happy to see this investment. “Obviously that […]