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Saskatchewan Trucking Association
June 21, 2018 – Saskatchewan’s Wide Base Tire Permit Pilot Program will receive a boost with the expansion of the allotted routes to include the entire National Highway System in Saskatchewan. As the pilot rolls into its second year the Saskatchewan Trucking Association, who has championed for having the technology written into regulation for years, welcomes the expansion.
“Single wide tires help the trucking industry to reduce fuel consumption, which helps reduce operating costs, costs to end users and allows the industry to assist the country in meeting its greenhouse gas reduction targets. The more companies that can use them, the better. This route expansion allows for just that,” Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) Executive Director Susan Ewart said.
The pilot project was initially set up following an announcement by the Honourable David Marit, Minister of Highways and Infrastructure at an STA Membership event. In the past year, the STA has been working with industry participants to help facilitate the transfer of information from companies using the tires to the provincial government in order to aid the decision-making process for the future direction of how exactly this technology will be used and under what set of regulations.
Companies with questions on the use of wide-base tires often referred to as super singles, can contact the STA directly. The STA aims to have the tires written into regulation without permit conditions, similar to British Columbia and Manitoba in the near future. Until then the STA will continue to work with the Ministry to ensure that the trucking industry can use the most up to date technology to operate efficiently as possible.
The Saskatchewan Trucking Association is the voice of 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. The STA celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2017.