Join The Membership
Are you curious about what being a member of the STA can do for your company? It is a question asked frequently by companies that have not yet experienced the benefits of STA Membership. Being a member of a trade association, such as the STA, is very important when looking at both the industry as a whole as well as the daily functions of an individual organization. The Saskatchewan Trucking Association speaks on behalf of all it’s members to policy makers. Trucking companies are stakeholders for many different government groups:
- Saskatchewan Government Insurance
- The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure
- The Ministry of the Economy
- The Global Transportation Hub
- Rural and Urban Municipalities
- Cities throughout Saskatchewan
- Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance
These groups have a direct influence on the trucking company through the creation of policies and regulations such as weights and dimensions, speed limits, highways system ratings, carrier profile, National Safety Code numbers, insurance premiums and much more. Most aspects of trucking in Saskatchewan are regulated by one of these groups. As such, its is important that when policy is created, changed or required, that the trucking industry have a voice at the table – the STA provides that. It takes the collective interests of the industry and advocates for them to a variety of policy making groups.
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 group that is the Federal trucking lobby, the Canadian Trucking Alliance. Sounds great – but there is more.
As a member of the STA you have access to the STA staff, a highly trained group of professionals who are employed by the STA to communicate, educate and provide assistance to members on day to day issues such as compliance, labour regulations and weights and dimensions. Meet our staff.
The STA offers a variety of training courses, compliance literature and industry specific products that are available to Members at discounted rates.
Training for drivers and safety trainers is also available to Members. Have drivers that need Hours of Service Training? Wish to road test a driver before you hire them? Have specific training needs that may require a customized session? The STA can help, with all the above and much, much more.
Benefits of Membership
- Advocacy: 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.
- Expertise: 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.
- Cost Savings: 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.
- 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.
- Public Relations: As an advocate for the industry, the STA uses a variety of sources in it’s 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.