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STA 80th awards banquet has glitz and glamour

Posted: December 15, 2017 by Today's Trucking Staff

REGINA, SK – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) celebrated its 80th anniversary Saturday with a gala dinner featuring the gilded glamour of the year it was founded – 1937.

In a banquet hall adorned with twinkle lights the association honored its members who have shown exemplary service.

Scholarships were given to students entering post-secondary with connections to the industry. The top award of $3,000 went to Dylan Mcleod.

Mcleod wasn’t the only young person receiving accolades during the evening. At just 29-years-old Kristin Finch was given the Driver of the Year award.

Finch is a nine-year veteran of the industry, who started driving because of her dad. The pair now drive as team for Kindersley Transport group, hauling all over Canada.

“I’d never been outside of Saskatchewan before truck driving,” Finch said.

The Service to Industry Award was given to a woman for the first time in the STA’s eight decades.

After trying other careers, including service with the military, Brenda Cuthbert started a career in trucking by applying for a human resources position that set her on the path to a lifetime of service to the industry.

Cuthbert works with Trucking HR Canada to help their Women with Drive initiative to get more women involved in the industry. She was also named Leader of the Year for 2017.

Cuthbert works with Siemens Transportation Group.

The Dispatcher of the Year award was given to Ian Brown.

This story was updated from an earlier version that contained errors. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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