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The Power of Membership
What does being a member mean? For trucking companies, it means contributing to the betterment of the industry, using the power of many to create change and better a business environment. For affiliates it means connection, promotion, and industry support.
Membership assists the industry as a whole, but it also has a direct benefit to you. There are discounts on services, training, event access, scholarships etc. STA membership is your seat at the table when dealing with regulatory bodies and the evolving landscape of the trucking industry in Saskatchewan. Membership is your key to the trucking industry knowledge center offering advocacy opportunities, industry education and business assistance.
Saskatchewan’s National Voice
The Saskatchewan Trucking Association holds nine seats on the Canadian Trucking Alliance Board of Directors, providing Saskatchewan a say on national initiatives. From border crossing to NAFTA to federal infrastructure projects, the CTA is constantly working to create a more profitable trucking industry that operates in a safe, environmentally friendly and socially responsible manner.
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Why Be a Member?
STA Membership is your seat at the table when dealing with regulatory bodies and the evolving landscape of the trucking industry in Saskatchewan. Membership is your key to the trucking industry knowledge center offering advocacy opportunities, industry education and business assistance.
In order to have a vote, a voice and the knowledge of issues currently affecting trucking operations, companies need to be Members of the Association. The STA is the only provincial trucking company in Saskatchewan and the only transportation association in the province that is a member of the Federal Lobby Group, the Canadian Trucking Alliance.
To drive change in the trucking industry, companies must use a collective voice in dealing with policy makers and the public. The STA’s Membership is comprised of the most influential trucking company executives and the biggest movers and shakers in supporting industries. They are the leaders and voice of truck transport in Saskatchewan. As a trucking company – don’t you feel like you should get in on that too? If change is going to happen – don’t you think it should happen in the best interest of the trucking industry… and your company?
Finding Your Advantage
Premium News Alerts
Through member only bi-weekly updates via the STA Newsletter, and other member specific communications, be the first to hear about important regulatory updates and other industry news that requires your action (or attention). Through our vast network, your STA membership has all your industry news covered.
Education & Training
As proactive trusted advisors, the STA is a knowledgeable membership Association that represents the collective interests of the transportation industry. Get special prices on all the STA training offerings including our newest offering, Trucking Industry Certificate of Registration.
Networking with Industry Leaders
Expand your network and become more involved with industry experts around the Province. As a carrier member, you will have the opportunity to get to know like-minded professionals and expand your business networks through interacting with other Carriers, Government Regulators, and Suppliers to the industry.
Receive invitations to important regulatory meetings or yearly highlights like the STA Golf Classic. As a Carrier Member, you will stay in the know and stay connected through meetings, events, and other special activities.
Shaping Industry Policy
Your seat at the table starts with an STA membership. As the voice of trucking in Saskatchewan, it is our carrier members we look too to make innovative change in the trucking industry. From Rest Stops to Heavy Haul, your participation in committees, surveys and other feedback shapes STA Policy Positions.
STA Highlights & Achievements
Trucking Industry Safety
The STA played a prominent role in SGI’s new NSC process for new carriers in Saskatchewan acting as consultants and providing industry insight. In April 2019, SGI implemented the Carrier Safety Fitness (SFC) application to identify and regulate unsafe carriers that avoid safety compliance, putting other road users at risk. This was a win for safety and another step to ensure #AllRoadsLeadToSafety.
Certificate of Recognition for the Trucking Industry (COR)
Your COR designation is step one to creating a culture of safety and contributing to making Saskatchewan highways the safest highways in Canada. This is a first of its kind offering for trucking companies in Saskatchewan falling under the T42 rate code. As a Carrier member of the STA enjoy discounted prices and start working towards developing your company’s own health and safety programs.
Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT)
The STA has been essential in working with SGI to ensure the smooth delivery of the new standardized curriculum for truck drivers to obtain their Class 1A license in Saskatchewan. Implemented March 2019—the STA felt the initial wave of criticism towards the program and effectively were able to address these concerns with SGI via the formation of an SGI MELT Committee, consisting of professional driving schools, carrier representatives, industry safety professionals and of course, the STA.
Saskatchewan Rest Stops
The STA was instrumental in the reversal of closure of key stopping areas along Saskatchewan highways. The STA has formed a committee with Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure and SGI to address the shortage of safe stopping areas for commercial vehicles.
Key Industry Relationships
The STA has worked diligently to form effective working relationships with relevant Government Ministries and Industry entities. The STA works with: Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI), Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, Ministry of Immigration and Career Training and Labour Market Services, Ministry of Advanced Education, Ministry of Trade and Export Development, Saskatchewan Business Council, the Canadian Trucking Alliance and so much more. As a Saskatchewan based Carrier this is your opportunity to help the STA strengthen these relationships and collectively work together to shape policy.
Categories & Pricing for Carrier Membership
2020 Carrier Membership Types
A company whose primary business operation is the transportation of goods either for hire or privately
Vocational Truck Company
Vocational vehicle means a vehicle that is equipped for a particular industry, trade or occupation such as construction, heavy hauling, mining, logging, oil fields, refuse
Out Of Province Carrier
A carrier company as defined above which does not have any drivers or terminals in the Province of Saskatchewan
Carrier Categories & Annual Fee
1 Driver $ 255
2 – 5 Drivers $ 485
6 – 14 Drivers $ 650
15 – 29 Drivers $ 1,250
30 – 59 Drivers $ 1,860
60 – 99 Drivers $ 2,500
100 – 250 Drivers $ 3,900
250 + Drivers $ 5,150
Vocational Trucks (Flat Rate) $ 715
Out of Province Carriers (Flat Rate) $ 730
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Why Be a Member?
Affiliate Members are tireless supporters of both the trucking industry and the STA. In return, we want to act as your company’s informed cheerleader. Through our various trucking related communications, and social media pages, the STA is always willing to promote your brand, advertise your services and support you in accessing your target market.
As an Affiliate Member, you have the chance to participate in STA yearly events, including the highlights of the year, the STA Golf Classic and year-end AGM & Gala, which brings together industry stakeholders, regulators, and advocates to celebrate trucking in Saskatchewan. During these yearly highlights, the STA offers a diverse range of sponsorship and advertisement opportunities.
Becoming an Affiliate Member with the STA is your first step to growing your network and building your business. Join the STA to find out how!
Finding your Advantage
Premium News Alerts
Stay up to date on the latest industry trends and news through our weekly communications specifically for STA Members. No more jumping from site to site to find the latest regulatory changes—the STA has it all covered ensuring you receive the best trucking news in Saskatchewan.
Promote your Company
Being a member of the STA means it is your Association! Send us your promotional materials or company achievements and we advertise across our four social media platforms. Your business also will have opportunities to advertise in the Western Canada Highway News Magazine which features the trucking associations in Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba. Western Canada Highway News is published quarterly and reaches over 4,000 subscribers.
Sponsorship of the STA Premier Events (STA AGM & Gala, STA Golf Classic) offers an outstanding opportunity to network with potential customers and develop relationships with the trucking industry.
Being an STA Affiliate Member also means you will be listed in our STA Online Buyers Guide which lives through the Western Canada Highway News. You will receive a full Carrier Membership list and have opportunities to host free webinars to educate the STA membership on your services. We’re only effective together, join the STA today and help support the growth of trucking in Saskatchewan.
Categories & Pricing for Affiliate Membership
2020 Affiliate Membership Types
Affiliate Member – Local
A non-carrier company associated with the trucking industry that operates in a singular area within the province
Affiliate Member – Provincial
A non-carrier company associated with the trucking industry that operates throughout the province of Saskatchewan
Affiliate Member – National
A non-carrier company associated with the trucking industry that operates across Canada or North America
Affiliate Categories & Annual Fee
Local $ 475
Provincial $ 800
National $ 1,050
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Advocacy is all about being a voice. For the STA that means that the Association speaks on behalf of commercial carriers in the province and across Canada. Advocacy means driving change with all levels of government, it means engaging the public in conversation and making sure that the business-scape is overall better for carriers in Saskatchewan.
The STA is knowledgeable and ready to help with your issues. And if we don’t know the answer to a question, we’ll find it for you.
Training: The STA provides industry-related classroom training. Members receive a discount on most courses. Visit our Training page for more information.
The STA provides industry-related classroom training. Members receive a discount on most courses. Visit our Training page for more information.
STA members receive discounts on most of our items sold such as books, as well as on training. In fact, our carrier members can take advantage of Instructor Training on some specific topics, which provides quality materials and opportunity to train within their own organization, and this can create significant cost savings. STA Members also receive discounts on event attendance, advertising, and other pay-for services. industry, recruit the future workforce and enhance community relations.
EVENTS & NETWORKING
The STA brings together the trucking industry multiple times per year. The more often the industry comes together under the STA banner, the more conversations can begin about where we need to lead the industry and what needs to be done to get there. Networking opportunities at events such as the STA Golf Classic and the Gala Awards Banquet are also of great benefit to members. Check out the Events page for more information on upcoming STA events.
As an advocate for the industry, the STA uses a variety of sources in its public relations work. From social media to press releases and media appearances, the STA takes every opportunity to better the relationships with the public. By managing the flow of information through multiple channels, the Association can promote the industry, recruit the future workforce and enhance community relations.
The Saskatchewan Trucking Association is the leader and voice for truck transport in the province of Saskatchewan. As proactive trusted advisors, the STA is a knowledgeable membership association that represents the collective interests of the truck transport industry through authentic advocacy and education.