MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Maxine Shantz says all it took was one year of volunteering with the Special Olympics Convoy and she was hooked.
The Home Hardware employee took on tasks with the GTA branch of the project six years ago and has been more involved every year since. Including spending a day in the charity’s Truck World booth recruiting drivers, selling raffle tickets to raise money for the cause, and raising awareness.
Shantz says the booth at the biennial convention brings good exposure to the cause, forming a sense of community for drivers around the event and shines a light on the good things drivers do in a climate where they are often portrayed in the media as the bad guys after incidents on the road.
REGINA, Sask. – Days after announcing plans for mandatory entry-level driver training, SGI’s auto fund division has issued a second memo that backtracks from the stance. “We would like to clarify that no decision has been made regarding Class 1 training,” writes Kwei Quaye, vice-president, traffic safety, driver and support services.
REGINA, Sask. – Saskatchewan is joining Manitoba in a move to mandate training for entry-level truck drivers, following the bus and truck crash in Humboldt that killed 16.
HUMBOLDT, Sask. – “Dear Saskatchewan Truck Driver.” So begins a note penned to the driver of the truck involved in a tragic collision that took the lives of 15 people in rural Saskatchewan, April 6.
The truck collided with a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos, a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team on their way to a playoff game in Nipawin, Sask., killing 15 passengers and sending 14 more to hospital with injuries.
The truck driver was briefly detained at the scene but walked away with no reported physical injuries.
The letter offering support
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 26-years-old Kristin Finch was given the Driver of the Year award.
REGINA, SK – Steve McLellan, Chief Executive Officer of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, and Brian Taylor of Drivewyze Services, will be guest speakers at the Saskatchewan Truck Association’s (STA) networking breakfasts being held in March.
REGINA, SK – Not only does the Saskatchewan Trucking Association have a new executive director, it now has a new office too.
REGINA, SK – The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) has named Susan Ewart as its new executive director.
According to STA’s Facebook page, Ewart comes to the association from her position as director of insurance operations for HAL and Canadian Sports Insurance Brokers, which is owned by the STA.
Ewart started her position as executive director in March 2016, replacing former executive director Al Rosseker, who had been with the STA for nine years.
According to LinkedIn, Ewart attended Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s business administration program, and holds a Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker designation.
REGINA — The closure of a Saskatchewan fleet last week left a number of people unemployed and a former boss to some of them has taken up their cause.
REGINA — The Saskatchewan Trucking Association has been working closely with their provincial government and has made considerable progress on a number of regulatory changes and modifications.
REGINA — Saskatchewan and Alberta have reached an understanding in an effort to help truckers operate more efficiently and safely between the two provinces.
REGINA — A couple of changes to Saskatchewan’s Energy Efficient Motor Vehicles (EEMV) agreement will bring the dimensions of the province’s long combination vehicles (LCV) in line with their neighbours.
The Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) and Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) have each named the winners moving on in the 2013 Professional Trucking Driving Championships.
REGINA — The Saskatchewan Trucking Association has named Glen Morrison the new manager of Commercial Truck Services (CTS), responsible for all aspects of CTS training programs, as well as the division’s heavy equipment operator training program.