Over 85 Years of Service to the Saskatchewan Trucking Industry
The Saskatchewan Trucking Association was privileged to attend the Saskatchewan Legislature’s Question Period on May 17, 2022. Thank you to The Honourable Fred Bradshaw, Minister of Highways, and MLA David Buckingham for your recognition of the role our members play in Saskatchewan’s supply chain.
How It All Began
In the year 1937, with only 132 miles of paved roads amidst 2,402 miles of gravel roads in Saskatchewan, a dedicated group of truckers recognized the importance of a unified voice in their dealings with the provincial government. Thus, the Saskatchewan Motor Transport Association (SMTA) was born.
In the late 1950s, the organization underwent a name change and became the Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA). Over the years, STA has been a stalwart advocate for the trucking industry, championing various causes from deregulation to weight and dimension standards. It has consistently represented the industry in dialogues with government officials.
From local city halls to the Saskatchewan Legislature and even the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, STA has demonstrated strength, pride, and unwavering integrity as it serves as the voice of Saskatchewan's truck transport industry.
The Saskatchewan Trucking Association Logo
As one might anticipate from an organization with a rich history spanning over 85 years, the STA logo has undergone several revisions.
In May 2016, the STA embarked on a journey to refresh its image, aligning with a period of revitalization and modernization. While some of us may cherish the memories of the red truck in our previous logo, change was deemed necessary to usher in a new era of progress and relevance.
As a testament to our commitment to change and growth, a special logo was crafted in 2017 to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Saskatchewan Trucking Association. Embracing change as a positive force for advancement has been our guiding principle.
Trucking Has Changed Over the Years
The Saskatchewan Trucking Association has been our industry's advocate for over 85 years. During this time, we have seen numerous changes to our industry and our association.
- Moose Jaw: Dave Skingle & James McLellan
- Regina: Harold McElroy, Sam Poland & Adam Pounder
- Saskatoon: Jack Lewis & J. Byers
- Basil Hindmarsh
- Tom Atkinson Sr.
- George Peacock
- George Solomon
- George Smith
- Pete Maiers