Spring road weight restrictions effective Friday, April 7

Apr 5, 2023 | 1:22pm

  The 2023 Spring road weight restrictions come into force in Saskatchewan on Good Friday, April 7. These restrictions are used by the province and rural municipalities to reduce potential damage to the highway system. Highways minister Jeremy Cockrill says weight restrictions prevent damage during spring thaw to pavement and the ground beneath the road. […]

Sask Stock Growers seek exemptions on new trucking regulations for livestock

Jan 30, 2023 | 2:09pm

Saskatchewan Stock Growers are hoping Ottawa will make exemptions on new trucking transportation rules for livestock. Stock Growers president Garner Deobald says there is a conflict between livestock health rules and trucker hours of service. He says the U.S. exempts the rules if a trucker is within 150 miles of the destination and he wants […]

‘No plans’ by Saskatchewan government to loosen licence requirements for truckers

Nov 16, 2022 | 6:23am

The Saskatchewan government is seeking to reassure the families of those killed or injured in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash that it will not be loosening rules for truck driving licences. “As you noted, concerns have been raised about the shortage of drivers in the trucking industry,” Don Morgan, the cabinet minister responsible for Saskatchewan […]

Sask winter weight season postponed due to milder weather

Nov 14, 2022 | 1:06pm

The Saskatchewan highways ministry says milder weather has prompted winter weight season to be postponed on all relevant secondary highways. Typically winter weights begin on November 16th each year and run through March 14th. Highways minister Jeremy Cockrill says the program is temporarily postponed until colder weather arrives. He says without sufficient freezing, extra weight […]

B.C. flooding and mudslides going to affect Saskatchewan

Nov 19, 2021 | 7:00am

Flooding and mudslides in British Columbia have devastated parts of the province, with major roadways blocked or destroyed. With the roadways being undrivable, plenty of truckers are unable to complete their routes, which will affect people in Saskatchewan. Susan Ewart, the executive director for the Saskatchewan Trucking Association, says their first concern is for the […]

North Dakota to help vaccinate Saskatchewan truckers crossing the border

Apr 27, 2021 | 2:59pm

Starting Wednesday, essential workers transporting goods between North Dakota and Saskatchewan can be vaccinated. The province has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with truckers being able to get vaccinated at the rest area near Drayton from noon until 8 p.m Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with an additional vaccination site coming near the border crossing at […]

Online MELT training to launch later this month

Mar 20, 2021 | 11:06am

SGI is making it easier for people who want to acquire a Class 1 license in Saskatchewan. Starting March 29, the classroom portion of the mandatory entry level training will have an online option, through SGI’s website. “I believe we are at a point right now where it is virtually complete, and they are completing […]

Road bans in Southern Sask go into effect early Monday March 15th

Mar 12, 2021 | 11:20am

  The Saskatchewan government says spring road bans will be in effect on 12:01 am Monday morning across southern Saskatchewan. The ministry of highways says the spring road bans will also be in effect in many rural municipalities in southern Saskatchewan Monday. Spring road bans are designed to protect roads and infrastructure during the thawing […]

Bison Transport purchased by Richardson

Jan 6, 2021 | 5:03pm

Richardson has made a major investment in the trucking business. The agri-food company is purchasing Bison Transport—both companies have head offices in Winnipeg. Bison Transport has an extensive North American network with 3,700 employees, 2,100 truck and 6,000 trailers. Richardson says the deal will not result in any changes to Bison operations, which has six […]

Saskatchewan Party says ‘no’ to highway tolls after candidate remarks during debate

Oct 21, 2020 | 3:28pm

A Saskatchewan Party candidate who served as deputy premier before Monday’s election was called says he was wrong to suggest the party would be open to exploring the idea of highway tolls. Gord Wyant participated in a debate Tuesday, put on by the Regina Chamber of Commerce, where candidates were asked whether the province should […]