Over 80 Years of Service to the Saskatchewan Trucking Industry
How It All Began
The year was 1937, and although the province of Saskatchewan had only 132 miles of paved road to accompany 2,402 miles of gravel, it was blessed with an energetic group of truckers who felt there was a need to present a united voice when dealing with the provincial government. Thus was born the Saskatchewan Motor Transport Association (SMTA).
In the late 1950s, the organization changed its name to the current Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA). Over the years it has helped the industry fight its battles in everything from deregulation to weights and measures. It has always been there to represent the industry in discussions with the government.
From city halls to the Saskatchewan Legislature to the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, the STA has always represented Saskatchewan truck transport with strength, pride, and honesty, reflecting the industry for which it speaks.
The Saskatchewan Trucking Association Logo
As to be expected with an organization about to turn 80, the logo has changed several times.
In 2017, to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Saskatchewan Trucking Association, a special logo was designed.
In May 2016, the STA decided it was time to create a new image. Some of us will fondly remember the red truck in our old logo but we are going through a time of revitalization and modernization which just seemed to call for a change. Change is good!
Trucking Has Changed Over the Years
The STA has been representing the trucking industry since 1937 and we've seen many changes to our industry and our association during that time.
- 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
The STA has continued to flourish due to the dedication of its Board members and its membership. And we can’t forget the daily contributions of staff that often toil in the background while making the organization tick. We’ve been fortunate in maintaining strong working relationships with governments, regulators, stakeholders and other truck transport organizations across Canada and the US.
Empowering Women with Transportation Industry Skills
Women Shifting Gears
The STA, YWCA Saskatoon and Saskatchewan Ministry of Immigration and Career Training have launched a pilot-program to encourage more woman to participate in the trucking industry.